Monthly Archives: July 2018

Recap: Coastal Resiliency in Atlantic City

On Wednesday, July 25, ULI Philadelphia held their “Coastal Resiliency: Atlantic City Seawall” event in New Jersey. Because of impending thunderstorms, the event was moved inside where Stephen Rochette and Keith Watson from the US Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District presented about their work on the Absecon Inlet seawall. The Army Corps broke ground in 2015 amid growing concerns over rising sea levels and increasing storm intensity and recently finished the seawall in April 2018. Afterwards, attendees joined Mark Ganter from Little Water Distillery for a tasting and tour … Read More

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Report Released: Building Healthy & Walkable Communities

10,000 Friends, with the generous support of ULI Philadelphia through a ULI Foundation Urban Innovation Grant, produced a white paper report following a multi-year effort to catalog the public health, economic, and financial benefits correlated with healthy and walkable communities in Pennsylvania. Acting on 10,000 Friends’ own recommendations from the report, the organization has created its Healthy & Walkable Communities Initiative to directly assist communities in implementing projects improving health & walkability. Learn more about the project and 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania here.

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The West Fairview Technical Assistance Panel Released

Reimagining the Village of West Fairview The Urban Land Institute today released it’s report on the Technical Assistance Panel convened on March 22-23, 2018 to study the village of West Fairview, PA for redevelopment. At the request of the sponsors, the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) and East Pennsboro Township, ULI Philadelphia convened a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP), where a group of volunteer member experts examined redevelopment and tourism opportunities for the historic village of West Fairview in Cumberland County, PA. The project sought to provide recommendations on the … Read More

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Recap: The Annual Sponsor Breakfast

On Tuesday, July 17, ULI Philadelphia invited its annual sponsors for a first look tour of the construction of the new Fitler Club now taking shape along the bank of the Schuylkill River. Fitler Club President, David Gutstadt, led the tour and described the future event spaces. Delivering in Q1, the Fitler Club boasts dining areas, a private movie theater, bowling alley, hotel, spa and fitness center that will be a bustling hub for a diverse group of professionals in Center City. Expanding the idea of a lifestyle hub, the … Read More

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ULI PHL Members Elevated at the Global Level

ULI Philadelphia would like to congratulate local members recently promoted to leadership positions within the global organization. We thank our members for their time and dedication to the Institute. We are proud to have the Philadelphia District Council represented in the global fulfillment of the ULI mission of leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.   We recognize; Antiono Fiol-Silva, Founding Principal of SITIO architecture + urbanism, who is ULI  Phildelphia’s Governance Chair (most recent past chair), has been elected as a Governing … Read More

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Meet the Staff: Kelly Cary

As ULI Philadelphia’s newest Associate, Kelly will be overseeing the Young Leaders Group, Women’s Leadership Initiative, NEXT, Signature Programs Committees, and the Southern New Jersey and Delaware Regional Councils. Kelly is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies. She previously worked for the Pittsburgh Downtown CDC as a Project Manager, where she led the event planning team to organize and run city-wide events. She also held a variety of internships within the non-profit and public sectors, including with the Mayor’s Office of … Read More

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2018 WLI Langan Fall Meeting Scholarship

With the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting right around the corner (October 8-11) we wanted to share an exciting scholarship opportunity! The ULI Philadelphia District Council will award one woman member with a scholarship to the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston, MA through the Philadelphia Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Scholarship, sponsored by Langan Engineering’s women’s resource group, Women@Langan. This scholarship is designed to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry, and to promote the participation of women at the 2018 Fall Meeting. … Read More

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