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Eight Winners Announced at ULI Philadelphia’s 3rd Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence

ULI Philadelphia’s Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence recognize the best real estate projects completed within the last five years in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. The winning projects – which represent a variety of types, including urban mixed-use, historic preservation, adaptive reuse, multipurpose entertainment, and institutional projects – were scored by 15 jury members from around the nation on use of best practices; quality planning and design; elements that build healthy places; environmental sustainability and energy reduction; economic success and market acceptance. “The finalists and … Read More

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#ULIAwards: Social Campaign

ULI Awards

June 1st through the 15th ULI Philadelphia’s Twitter feed will be highlighting award finalists at the 3rd Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence using #ULIAwards. Each post will feature the one of the fifteen finalists as well as spotlighting the reason behind their selection. This year all fifteen finalists are located in urban areas (Philadelphia, Camden, and Bethlehem) and feature walkable and transit oriented projects complete with community-focused amenities. Congratulations to Our 2016 Finalists: 3737 Chestnut (Philadelphia) AQ Rittenhouse (Philadelphia) Central Green at The Navy Yard (Philadelphia) Cira Green (Philadelphia) Community Legal Services, North … Read More

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Recap of Lehigh Valley Mayors’ Forum

Wednesday, February 10th Mayors from across the Lehigh Valley gathered at Lehigh University’s beautiful Mountaintop campus for a discussion about sustainable ways to grow and enhance the region. Co-hosted by Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC), this forum provided an outlet for government leaders to analyze suburban trends and previous ecological and sustainable efforts as well as present new initiatives. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Bethlehem Fire Chief Robert Novatnack, Easton Mayor Sal Panto Jr. each took their turn speaking to the packed house alongside moderator Ashley Russo of PEAK TV. To … Read More

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DVGBC and ULI Philadelphia Present: Lehigh Valley Mayors’ Forum: Next Generation Cities and Suburbs

  DVGBC and ULI Philadelphia are co-hosting the Lehigh Valley Mayors’ Forum featuring Mayor Ed Pawlowski of Allentown; Mayor Robert J. Donchez of Bethlehem; Mayor Salvatore J. Panto, Jr. of Easton; and Mayor Edward D. Hozza, Jr. of Whitehall Township. Click here to learn more about our panelists and moderator, Ashley S. Russo, President and Executive Producer of ASR Media Productions and creator of The PEAK TV   Hear the Mayors’ thoughts on: Supporting sustainable change and their visions for planning and redevelopment in the Lehigh Valley Changes in social and economic circumstances, such as evolving demographics and … Read More

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ULI Case Study – SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus

SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus is ULI’s latest case study. To read the full text please visit ULI’s case study website or download the PDF for a printer-friendly version of the case study. What is an old rusty steel mill good for anyway? To many observers, an obsolete industrial facility is just an eyesore, and the sooner it’s gone the better. But leaders in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, saw something more than rusty steel stacks and dilapidated buildings in their city’s abandoned Bethlehem Steel mill. They saw an important part of their regional heritage, … Read More

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ULI Chair Antonio Fiol-Silva Discusses the Role of Bethlehem’s SteelStacks in the Area’s Revitalization

As originally scene in Newsworks When industry dies, its defunct facilities are a liability: maintain, modify, demolish — the options are pricey and complex for cash-strapped former host communities committed to honoring the legacies, however painful, these relics represent. The experience is well known throughout the Rust Belt, including the city of Bethlehem. But the outcome there is less common. Experts point out there was a 20-year lag between Bethlehem Steel shutting down its plant and headquarters, and the recognition of the beginnings of a revival there. And that delay … Read More

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