ULI Pittsburgh Blog

Robin Chase on May 17

Robin Chase joins Kevin Acklin and Karina Ricks at this year’s Spring Breakfast to discuss the ever-changing face of mobility in cities. For details of this May 17 program, visit the event page. Winner of Urban Land Institute’s 2017 JC Nichols Prize as Urban Visionary. Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur. She is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the world’s leading carsharing network; as well as co-founder of Veniam, a network company that moves terabytes of data between vehicles and the cloud. She has recently co-founded her first nonprofit, … Read More

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Making of Museum Lab

Prior to its April Grand Opening, a group of ULI members & friends gathered for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Children’s Museum Pittsburgh’s NEW Museum Lab – 2018 Visionary Place Award winner. Museum Lab is part of the largest cultural campus for families in the United States and has been newly designed to feature unique experiences in art, tech, making, and learning for kids 10+. Museum Lab will also be home to 140 students enrolled in Manchester Academic Charter School (MACS). This exciting program & site tour allowed guests a … Read More

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Housing Affordability

On March 14, the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative hosted “A Conversation Between Jessica Smith Perry & Sonya Tilghman” at BNY Mellon. As Director of the Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) Department of URA, Jessica Smith Perry works with an Advisory Board of dedicated volunteers to create an allocation plan that will help approximately 450 Pittsburgh households a year – because “Everyone should have a place to live.” Perry offered insight on the important topic of Housing Affordability in Pittsburgh, joined by Sonya Tilghman, Executive Director of the Hazelwood Initiative. Tilghman champions the mission of … Read More

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March Mixer

Early this March, the Young Leaders Group – which includes ULI members under the age of 35 and guests– enjoyed a casual evening of networking at Bloomfield’s Sugar and Smoke Southern Kitchen and Bar. This new venue, located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Little Italy, focus on locally sourced ingredients with a modern spin on Southern cuisine and down-home favorites.   What’s next for YLG? Join us on May 30 for a sneak peek at Miller Street Apartments: The New Face of Affordable Housing.

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Maximizing Memberships

This season’s My ULI brought together new members and longtime leaders at the offices of Strada Architecture. The mid-day program, led by Membership Co-Chairs – Larry Fabbroni, Strada & John Vogel, Tucker Law – welcomed nearly thirty attendees to learn about ULI’s impact and local initiatives including: Women’s Leadership Initiative, Regional Product Councils, TAPs, Urban Plan for Public Officials, and Young Leaders Group.   Newest members include: Anthony Persinski Ranger Development, LLC Kim Harkobusic Anderson Interiors Ryan Broze BDO USA LLP Gary Hunt Tucker Arensberg Patti Dittman Millcraft Ken Zapinski KZ Strategies Grant Martin … Read More

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Playhouse “Wows”!

Our 2019 Winter Mixer was a winner. Members and special guests enjoyed a student-led tour of this 90,000+ sq. ft. state-of-the-art entertainment facility, featuring 3 theatres and early remarks from University President, Paul Hennigan.  Point Park University: The Academic Village and Pittsburgh Playhouse was the recent recipient of ULI Pittsburgh’s 2018 Placemaker of the Year.  Hennigan reminded attendees that their relationship with ULI is rich in history, dating back to 2007 when the vision for an urban campus was just taking form.  A now decade-old ULI Advisory Panel brought national … Read More

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Dynamic & Diverse

On Monday, November 5, the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative hosted “A Conversation with Melanie Harrington” at Twenty Stanwix. As President & Chief Executive Officer of Vibrant Pittsburgh, Melanie Harrington has been an integral part of spearheading initiatives to attract, retain, and elevate a diverse workforce. Moderating the conversation was ULI Member Dusty Elias Kirk – Partner, Global Practice Group Leader for Real Estate, Reed Smith LLP. Melanie Harrington offered the attendees valuable insights based on her active involvement in building a more diverse and inclusive Pittsburgh region. The high-profile audience enjoyed … Read More

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Party on Penn

Wednesday, September 12, ULI hosted its fifth annual Educational Foodie Crawl highlighting restaurants & bars on Penn Avenue within the Cultural District. Over 60 attendees gathered at Ten Penny to start the tour of this thriving area. Guests enjoyed abundant food samples including seared ahi tuna crostini, Jack Daniels glazed crispy brussels sprouts, and more while they heard from Ten Penny’s Sarah Masterson. Stop 2 featured Sharp Edge Bistro with cold beer, tasty bar bites, and a word from Dan Riddell. Finally, the evening concluded at Nine on Nine with … Read More

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RPC 3.0

ULI Pittsburgh was pleased to welcome 23 regional members participating in the 2018/2019 East Central Regional Product Council from Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Indianapolis this past week for a City Visit of Pittsburgh. The Regional Product Council (RPC) provides a multi-disciplinary forum for information exchange and the sharing of best practices among mid and senior-level members who work throughout the real estate and land use disciplines. With a 2-day agenda packed with tours of the South Hills terminus and TOD developments, Strip District’s “Robotics Row”, Lawrenceville, Garfield, Oakland, and the … Read More

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