ULI Philadelphia Pilots Community Workshop to Teach Residents About Development Process
In January 2021, ULI Philadelphia hosted an UrbanPlan for Communities workshop for a pilot cohort of civically involved residents.
ULI Philadelphia is partnering with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), to advise graduate student teams from Temple University exploring the impact of major transportation projects on communities of Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color in the Pennsylvania Counties of Greater Philadelphia. Specific transportation projects for analysis may include:
ULI Philadelphia’s participation is made possible through support from ULI’s Curtis Infrastructure Initiative whose mission is to identify and promote infrastructure solutions that make cities more equitable, resilient, and enhance long-term community value. This work will also contribute to ULI Philadelphia’s commitment to developing a program of work, including research, on the history of systemic racism, as detailed in our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Framework for Action.
The goal of the student research teams is to produce reports that understand the impacts of past investments and to produce recommendations that achieve more equitable outcomes in transportation planning and implementation in the future.
ULI Philadelphia is seeking a group of members to advise students during their research. Specific duties would include:
If you are interested in serving as an adviser, please apply here by March 5, 2021. Members will be selected and notified the week of March 12, 2021. Selection will be based on diversity of experience, to ensure the group reflects the interdisciplinary nature of ULI. If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: March 5, 20221