Our Health & Life Sciences Council hosted an outlook panel at Gilbane Building Company with Lauren Gilchrist, Tia Lyles-Williams, Nelson Way, Anthony Maher and Jose Jimenez
As the 2022-2023 winter season ends and we move into spring, we want to share a few highlights from the past three months showcasing our ULI Philadelphia member councils, committees, and public programs. Our members organized and led a mix of in-person and virtual programs, all focused on mission-oriented, impact driven content. We look forward to the spring season and the many in-person tours and events our members are planning throughout the Philadelphia area.
Below are highlights from ULI Philadelphia events, Local Product Council Meetings, and partner programs from the past three months. Visit our Get Involved page to find out how you can join and participate in future programming!
Lehigh Valley Regional Council Members toured The Waterfront, a new 29-acre mixed-use development on the banks of the Lehigh River, developed by Jaindl Enterprises.
We hosted SEPTA’s Kenny Starr and Jennifer Dougherty for an informational discussion on transit supported community development at the (almost) monthly Member Breakfast series.
The Women’s Leadership Initiative heard from guest speaker, Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman, Founder and Director of THINK.Urban, for a conversation on the relationship between Human Behavior, Public Space, and Urban Design.
The NEXT Cohort invited members of BIA-UDA and AAREP-PHL to join us for a tour of REC Philly, facilitated by Co-Founder & CEO, Dave Silver.
ULI Philadelphia partner, Black Squirrel Collective celebrated the first milestone of the inaugural Philly RiSE cohort, supporting emerging black and brown developers to scale their businesses.
We ended the 2022 with our annual holiday party with over 100 ULI members and a small mountain of toys donated for The Dear Santa Society, planned by our Young Leaders Group.
We kicked off our ’23 calendar of public programs with a conversation on the three TAPs completed to date in FY23, La Salle University, North Broad Renaissance, and Eastwick United CDC & Office of Sustainability.
YLG was joined by guest speaker Raheem Manning, Director of Night Time Economy & Business Development for the City of Philadelphia, for a conversation about the future of Philadelphia’s night time economy as well as the strategic plans to meet safety, planning, development, program, and impact priorities.
The Lehigh Valley Council presented the second event of a three-part series with Green Building United on Sustainable Warehouse Development. 70+ attendees learned about updates to zoning, land use, and transportation master plans to respond to the growing demand. Our panel of experts included: Becky A. Bradley, LVPC; Owen O’Neil, LANTA; Moira Conway, Kutztown University; Alison Conway, City College of New York; Heleen Buldeo Rai, Mobilise Research Group at Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Liz Gabor, Link Logistics.
Public Health Partnerships Toward Equitable Development, organized by the Women’s Leadership Initiative, highlighted women leaders in real estate and the built environment and explored their work in facilitating strategic partnerships to promote equity in healthcare and development. Speakers included Keri Salerno, Public Health Management Corporation; Ann Marie Healy, Philadelphia Health Partnership; Carrie Collins, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Donna E.M. Bailey, Public Health Management Corporation; Liz Hersh, Office of Homeless Services, City of Philadelphia
Members of the Health & Life Sciences Local Product Council presented, Behavioral Health Investment Today, an in-depth conversation with Richard Feldman, Behavioral Health Advisory Group, Cindy Bo, Nemours, Justin Istenes, Anchor Health Properties, and Victor Radina, Universal Health Services, Inc., on how progress to destigmatize mental health services is driving a need for capital investment in service provider spaces.
Advisory Board Members heard a special presentation from Lauren Gilchrist, Executive VP, Market Leader, Philadelphia, Newmark, on the state of capital markets across the county, and how this compares to the Philadelphia market.
The YLG Members experienced a unique tour and behind the scenes look of the historic Philadelphia Roundhouse with the Philadelphia City Planning Department
Central PA Regional Council Members toured the beautiful new McCormick Riverfront Library in Harrisburg and celebrated the tenure of Council Chair Ken Hornbeck for his leadership.
The Housing Council held two hybrid meetings over the winter, the first with guests Andrew Svekla and Brian Carney from DVRPC on regional housing attainability. This presentation led members to go deeper into the conversation on the drivers of rising construction costs for housing development with special guest Mike Pryzbylkowski from Harkins.
The Delaware Regional Council heard from Dionna Sargent from Cinnaire Community Connection and their program Jumpstart Wilmington, a training program to empower residents to become developers of their own neighborhoods, and how council members can become program mentors.
The ULI PHL Membership Committee held two open houses, one virtual and one in-person, and welcomed more than 60 new and prospective members to learn more about local engagement opportunities.
Small Scale & Impact Development continued their year-long theme of highlighting black developers and entrepreneurs with a virtual conversation with Malaika Gilpin, One Art Community Center and her project in West Philly, The One Art Oasis and Building Tiny Houses.
In January, Community & Economic Development Council Members invited all Mayoral Candidates to participate in a Council Q&A session. Members met with two candidates virtually, Maria Quiñones-Sánchez and Allan Domb, and discussed housing affordability, working with RCOs, transportation, public safety, and environmental justice, among other topics.
Lehigh Valley Regional Council Members took a behind the scenes tour of the newly developed Wind Creek Hotel in Bethlehem and met with Laura Collins and Alicia Miller Karner from the City of Bethlehem to learn about current and future major developments in the city.
La Salle University Explores Pathways to Strengthen Community-Driven Reinvestment Efforts
ULI Philadelphia’s TAP Report provides recommendations for University Capacity Building and Spurring Economic Development