Monthly Archives: September 2017

Reflection on the ULI Housing Opportunity Conference

Nancy Bastian, Cecil Baker + Partners It was my privilege to attend the ULI Housing Opportunity Conference in New Orleans from September 10-12. Leaders in the affordable housing industry gathered to share learnings and discuss solutions for the future of equitable housing. The conference marked the ten-year anniversary of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, which conducts research and develops recommendations related to all residential product types, with a special attention to workforce and affordable housing. Discussions ranged from new models for affordable homeownership to the future of affordable housing … Read More

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Northeast Corridor Reception at the ULI Fall Meeting

Please join your fellow members from the ULI Northeast Corridor (Boston, Westchester/Fairfield, New York, Northern New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington) for a special reception at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles. The 6th Annual Northeast Corridor Reception will be held at The Standard, Downtown LA in the SPiN Arena – a full-service Ping-Pong club on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 7:30-9:30pm. Come mingle with fellow members over drinks and a light fare. We look forward to seeing you there! Registration is free for all 2017 ULI Fall … Read More

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October 3rd: Philadelphia Historic Preservation Task Force Meeting

Mayor Kenney created a historic preservation task force to help the City reassess how Philadelphia preserves its historic resources. The task force will explore strategies and make recommendations regarding: • Surveying historic resources • Incentivizing preservation • Regulating for preservation outcomes • Education The task force includes experts in historic preservation, development, archaeology, land use and architecture. It also includes community members to ensure that our neighborhoods are represented. The next meeting of the Historic Preservation Task Force is scheduled for: October 3, 2017 6pm-7:30pm Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia is seeking Communications Fellows

ULI Philadelphia is seeking Communications Fellows to assist with marketing and communications for upcoming fall events. ULI Fellows receive complimentary registration in exchange for providing marketing services on behalf of ULI Philadelphia. What Do Our Communication Fellows Do? Event Management Assist with member registration, tours, setup and breakdown Communications Social Media: Draft tweets and Facebook posts Photographs: Take photographs during events and share with the ULI team Blogging: Draft an event “wrap up” for the ULI Blog Interested fellows should submit a brief writing sample and social media post to exhibit their ability to effectively communicate information in … Read More

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Supporting Communities in Rebuilding and Resilience

A message from ULI Americas Chairman Trish Healy and ULI Americas CEO Ralph Boyd on how ULI members can support rebuilding for the future. Just two weeks after Hurricane Harvey inundated Houston and other Texas communities, Hurricane Irma inflicted significant damage in neighborhoods and communities throughout Florida and the Caribbean. While Texas remains a concern, we extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims of this latest storm and to those who have responded with rescue and relief aid. Even before Irma hit the U.S., several of you reached out … Read More

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Lindsay Bodin Wins 2017 ULI Fall Meeting WLI Langan Scholarship

ULI Philadelphia has announced that Lindsay Bodin, Project/Property Manager at AthenianRazak , is the recipient of the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Langan Scholarship. Ms. Bodin holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University. She serves as a board member for East Falls Development Corporation, is also a member of its Design Committee, and is the Membership Administrator for The Rail Park. Lindsay spent several years in New York City as a building code and zoning consultant helping developers and architects obtain the right to build. She … Read More

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Meet ULI Philadelphia’s New Manager: Abby Rambo

Meet Abby Rambo, the newest member of the ULI Philadelphia team. As the new Manager, Abby will be overseeing the new Local Product Councils, ULI’s Technical Assistance Panel (TAPs) program and organizational communications. Abby joins the ULI team from State Representative Brian Sims office, where she served as the Community Relations Director for the 182nd Legislative District in Center City Philadelphia. Previously, Abby was the Executive Director of the South of South Neighborhood Association, a non-profit community development corporation in Southwest Center City. Abby is a Bucks County native but … Read More

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