The Urban Land Institute of Philadelphia is seeking nominations for its second annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence.
The non-profit institute is seeking out organizations that are providing leadership in responsible use of land and creating sustaining, thriving communities.
Last year, two Greater Lehigh Valley projects were named among the nine winners at the Philadelphia ULI Awards Banquet.
SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus in Bethlehem and the Amanda E. Stoudt Elementary School & Benners Court in Reading were among the 57 projects in eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware that were nominated, those were later narrowed down to 28 finalists, and the those two projects were among the final nine winners.
“We’re looking for examples of good land planning and development with amenities that are good for communities as well as the people who live there or go to work there every day,” said Jack Farrell, co-chairman of this year’s awards.
The awards are named after one of the founding members of the institute, Bill Rouse, who Farrell called a life-long advocate for creating outstanding land development initiatives.
“He really prided himself in following the lead of the ULI in his own business practices in developments he created here in Pennsylvania and in other areas,” Farrell said.
Rouse created and led Liberty Property Trust, which has an office in Bethlehem.
Nominations are being accepted through March 6. Winners will be announced and honored at a reception June 17 in Philadelphia.
For more information or to apply, visit http://philadelphia.uli.org/awards/