2017 Spring LEW – Philadelphia!

Dates: April 27 – 29, 2017

For program details visit the LAI LEW page. LAI Keynotes Editor Alan Nevin published an excellent LEW overview in his The Philadelphia LEW  post.

A Personal Invitation from the Philadelphia Chapter President…

If you haven’t been to Philadelphia recently, now is the time to visit one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2017” (Travel and Leisure magazine), one of America’s Greatest Eating Cities (Bon Appetit magazine), and the country’s very first World Heritage City.  The Philadelphia LAI Chapter is proud to host the LAI Spring 2017 Land Economics Weekend (LEW) on April 27 – 29.  We will be welcoming LAI members from around the world to our home city and showing them many of the exciting things happening here.

The LEW will begin on April 27 with the President’s Reception in the former PSFS Building, the country’s first International Style skyscraper, with panoramic skyline views.  On Day 2, attendees will tour the new Comcast Technology Center (soon to be the tallest building in Philadelphia), Schuylkill River Park, Cira Centre mega-development and Pennovation campus, as well as have a presentation on the 30th St. Station master plan and Schuylkill Yards projects.  That night, LEW attendees will enjoy a “dine-around” at some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants.  On Day 3, tours will include major new retail developments on East Market Street, FringeArts, new projects along the Delaware Waterfront, and the Philadelphia Navy Yard (which ULI recently awarded as one of the most successful redevelopment projects in U.S. history).  The LEW will conclude with an Awards Dinner gala on Saturday evening. Throughout the weekend, we will hear Talks from influential Philadelphians at the forefront of the exciting new momentum the City is experiencing.

As President of the Philadelphia Chapter, I would like to personally extend an invitation for you to come to Philly and join LAI members from around the world for what promises to be an interesting and fun weekend of programs, tours, receptions.