Impact

Through the generosity of its Annual Sponsors, ULI Philadelphia is able to deliver more than 40 educational programs as well as community outreach initiatives such as Technical Assistance Panels, Community Action Grants and undergraduate and graduate-level scholarships.

Impact

Grants through the ULI Foundation

The ULI Foundation Annual Fund provides funding for Urban Innovation Grants to support local ULI projects that recognize or launch innovative public private partnerships that will advance the responsible use of land in building healthy, thriving communities worldwide. The Foundation has contributed $250,000. ULI Philadelphia is currently working with three grants awarded by the ULI Foundation:

Etkin Johnson Student Scholarship

The Etkin Johnson Student Scholarship program is designed to immerse its participants into the thriving land use industry in Philadelphia. From October 2017 through May 2018, the participants will attend ULI Philadelphia events, committees, become volunteers, meet with a mentor and network with ULI members to enhance their scholastic endeavors and learn the benefits of ULI membership.

Pete Cramer

Wexford Science & TechnologyYLG Co-chair

Grays Ferry Healthy Corridor Project

ULI Philadelphia, in conjunction with PennPraxis, received a national grant to study the Grays Ferry corridor from Washington Avenue to Woodland Avenue. The Healthy Corridors Phase II Grant was awarded by The Urban Land Institute (ULI)’s Global organization through funds received from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation.

Julie Donofrio

PennPraxisPrograms Co-Chair

10 Thousand Friends of Pennsylvania

The Urban Innovation Grant awarded to ULI Philadelphia is a state-wide study, to be undertaken by 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, ULI Philadelphia, and other partners, of Pennsylvania’s ten most populous metro regions that will demonstrate the economic development benefits of developing – and investing in – “walkable urban places” or “WalkUPS” where there are concentrations of younger workers, affordable housing, multiple transportation options and diverse employment opportunities.

More information on past grants and future opportunities can be found here.


Mayor’s Historic Preservation Task Force

Mayor Jim Kenney has appointed a panel of developers, scholars, city officials and preservationists to recommend ways the city can better prevent its historic buildings from falling to the wrecking ball. Julia Gutstadt of Dranoff Properties will represent ULI Philadelphia on this task force. Read more here.

ULI Philadelphia previously worked in conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and released a report. Read more about our work here and download the report.

Julia Gutstadt

Dranoff PropertiesULI PHL Representative- Historic Preservation Task Force

Mentorship Program

WHAT is it?  A year long mentoring program designed to develop emerging talent in real estate and foster mutually beneficial relationships within ULI. We team up ULI Young Leaders with experienced real estate executives in the Philadelphia region.

HOW does it work? You will be paired with a mentor or mentee based on shared interests, backgrounds, and goals. You will then meet with your match at least four times a year at your convenience: lunch, coffee, after work, or at a ULI event.

Applications will re-open Fall of 2017!

For more information please contact Natalia Serejko.


Scholarship

ULI Philadelphia offers scholarships to Future Leaders through a new initiative created by our Young Leaders. Currently, the Future Leaders scholarship initiative awards two scholarships annually to students engaged in a ULI-related field of academic study such as planning, real estate development, architecture, engineering, real estate law, construction management, real estate finance, economic development, etc.

For more information or to join the Council please contact Natalia Serejko.

Anish Kumar

AmtrakScholarship Co-Chair

Technical Assitance Panels (TAPs)

For more than 60 years, ULI has harnessed the multidisciplinary expertise of its 40,000-plus members to help solve difficult land use, development, and redevelopment challenges on behalf of government agencies and community-based nonprofits.

ULI Philadelphia’s Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) provides a unique, market-based perspective to address a broad range of issues including strategies for revitalizing corridors or specific properties, analyzing the re-use potential of existing properties, identifying key economic and land use issues relating to public/private land use situations, long-range visioning for corridors or nodes, evaluating specific development and land proposals or issues, market feasibility analyses, financial analysis and structuring.

More information and past TAPs can be found here.

Peter Angelides

Econsult SolutionsTAPs Co-Chair

Patty Elkis

Delaware Valley Regional Planning CommissionTAPs Co-Chair