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WLI February Meeting Recap

The February meeting of the Women’s Leadership Initiative of Philadelphia Urban Land Institute took place at the Philadelphia Industrial Development Council (PIDC) offices – an appropriate place to hear from Anne Boviard Nevins of PIDC and Sylvie Gallier Howard, First Deputy Commerce Director at the City of Philadelphia about Philadelphia’s Amazon HQ2 bid, lessons learned and the path forward for Philadelphia. When Amazon announced their plans for headquarters expansion, cities across America scrambled to bid. Anne said Philadelphia wasted no time in putting together a dream-team of city advocates. Sylvie … Read More

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Partner Announcement: Call for Programs for 2019 Forum on Architecture + Design

AIA Philadelphia’s Forum on Architecture + Design sets the stage for professional and personal advancement across disciplines. Providing high-quality education through engaging lectures and interactive sessions, Forum is the place to learn, collaborate, and exchange ideas that will make a positive impact through the design of the built environment. The conference schedule allows for seminars of 60 or 90 minutes in length. To review program requirements and submit a program for 2019 Forum on Architecture + Design, please click here. Interested in collaborating and submitting tour and seminar ideas? Submit your proposal … Read More

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Meet The Esteemed ULI Awards Jury

The Urban Land Institute has set the standard in recognizing outstanding and transformational land use developments, best practices and creative visioning. ULI Philadelphia will honor the projects within the region with our 6th Annual Awards for Excellence, celebrating the legacy of the late ULI Philadelphia founder and civic leader Bill Rouse.  Winning projects represent the highest standards of achievement in the development industry and advance the ULI mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Applications close on March 8, 2019. Yolanda Cole, … Read More

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Deadline for Rouse Awards Applications Extended!

ULI Philadelphia will celebrate transformational projects within the region with the 6th Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence.  Deadline extended! Apply and highlight your project with a national jury of experts and the ULI community. Winners will be announced on June 12th.   New deadline to apply is Friday, March 8th.  Meet the Jury! Share your project with a national jury of ULI experts and industry leaders.   Selection Priorities: Leadership in Development: Achieves high standard of excellence in real estate development – architecture, design, planning, construction, amenities, economics, and management, … Read More

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Now Recruiting Members for Columbia Borough TAP

ULI PHL is recruiting 10-12 members to serve on a two-day Technical Assistance Panel that will provide Columbia Borough (Lancaster County) with recommendations for a potential mixed-use redevelopment project in the heart of Columbia’s Central Business District. As part of this TAP, Columbia Borough has requested that ULI members explore opportunities for an infill mixed-use development that fulfills an identified market need, determine parking solutions for a significant development, and identify partners and resources for their redevelopment efforts. The area being evaluated is anchored by the vacant Hotel Locust and Hotel Columbia buildings, … Read More

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Finalists Chosen for 2019 ULI Hines Competition

The selection of four finalist teams for the 2019 ULI Hines Student Competition took place February 11 and February 12 at ULI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The jury, chaired by ULI Foundation Governor Alex Rose, evaluated 90 entries for this year’s competition challenge, which involves linking the central business district in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the downtown waterfront using a decked highway. The four finalists are: two teams from the University of Texas at Austin, one team with representatives from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, and one team from … Read More

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Event Recap: “The Future of Work”

About 200 ULI members and colleagues came together on Thursday, February 14th at the Free Library of Philadelphia for the kick-off of the Future of Work project, partnered by ULI Philadelphia and PIDC. Keynote speaker, Susan Lund from the McKinsey Global Institute, started off the morning with a presentation on her research into the future of work, followed by two panels who discussed topics ranging from national job disruption to empathy in artificial intelligence. Lund’s presentation focused on the wide range of American occupations and their ability to be automated. … Read More

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Event Recap: “Disrupting Real Estate with Technology”

On Wednesday, February 6th, ULI members and colleagues gathered at the newly constructed University of Delaware STAR Campus. The event “Disrupting Real Estate with Technology: A New Era Demands New Thinking” highlighted specific trends and innovations within the industry, such as urbanization, flexibility, the sharing economy, digitization, mobility and artificial intelligence. Keynote speaker James Lee, founder of StratFI, discussed some of the key differences of the modern workplace compared to what we once knew. In the 1970’s, the average square foot per employee was 600. In today’s workplace, it has … Read More

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We’re Hiring! Join the ULI Philadelphia Team

We’re hiring for a Manager position. This is a great opportunity to join a small team making a big impact, work with ULI member leaders in the real estate industry and help shape the future of ULI Philadelphia.   Is this a good fit for you or someone you know? Please share with your networks! Read the job description and apply here.  

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