Member Profile – Karin Liljegren

Architect and ULI Member, Karin Liljegren, FAIA, IIDA, has dedicated her career to revitalizing downtown Los Angeles’s rich stock of existing buildings. In 1999, she worked on the very first projects under LA’s Adaptive Reuse Ordinance, which launched her nuanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities of adaptive reuse. Karin is a thought leader in […]

Member Profile – Libby Seifel

Elizabeth (Libby) Seifel is passionate about creating great urban communities and advancing women’s success in business, real estate and technology. Libby is the founder of the Women’s Development Collaborative, a national network that supports and inspires women to lead transformative real estate developments.  Throughout her career, Libby she has promoted diversity and inclusion through her […]

Sponsor Profile – Seifel Consulting

Seifel Consulting (Seifel) is a strategic economic advisory firm that helps clients achieve their project goals, meet complex urban growth challenges, and create financially viable and sustainable developments.  Seifel has advised on real estate strategies that catalyze infill development, invigorate public spaces, enliven retail areas, provide housing for a broad range of community residents, and promote transit-oriented development. Seifel’s expertise in guiding the successful development of a […]

Member Profile – Eve Picker

Eve Picker is the founder of Small Change.    Her world has always been wrapped around cities and change. Her background as an architect, city planner, urban designer, real estate developer, community development strategist, publisher, and instigator has given her a rich understanding of how cities work, how urban neighborhoods can be revitalized, what policies are […]

Sponsor Profile – Small Change

Small Change is an impact investing platform focused on transformational real estate projects.   The platform matches everyday investors with real estate developers, including many women and minority owned development firms, providing opportunities for everyone who cares about cities and wants to make change. It’s like Kickstarter for real estate – but with a return.   Small Change is based in […]

Philadelphia’s planning and development field could be different with more diversity

Billy Penn interviews Nora Lichtash, executive director for Women’s Community Revitalization Project, about the lack of women in the field in Philadelphia. “Philadelphia would be different if more women were involved in the development and planning fields, giving examples such as fewer tax breaks for developers, and greater emphasis on saving neighborhood institutions and vulnerable […]