Chris at UCD's blog

Jun 15, 2019 9 days ago

Ronald McDonald House Completes Expansion, New Garden

In the same year they will celebrate their forty-fifth anniversary, the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House completed a massive expansion to more than double their capacity to serve families in need of temporary housing during their children’s treatment. The Room in Our Hearts expansion campaign grew capacity from 45 to 127 rooms at the Chestnut Street house, and modernized and expanded common facilities to more than double the number of families the organization can serve each year.

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Jun 11, 2019 13 days ago

Pedestrian Counts Leading to New Applications of UCD Data

Our data scientist Tyler Tran has recently been conducting pedestrian counts throughout our district using automated sensors. Pedestrian count data help us estimate the number of people walking on various streets, which we then share with partners to help inform decisions regarding street safety, transit, and real estate.

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May 30, 2019 25 days ago

June 2019 at The Porch at 30th Street Station

We have an exciting month at The Porch at 30th! This June we have a great selection of food trucks vending lunch each weekday, plus we'll be re-opening the Pub at The Porch and unveiling a new shade structure with charging stations. Oh, and did we mention free lunchtime music is returning? 

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May 23, 2019 32 days ago

Univest: Local Banking with a Personal Touch

Univest is a relative newcomer to the local financial landscape in Philadelphia, but the regional bank has a long history of serving people and businesses throughout eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Univest opened its doors in Souderton, PA in 1876 as a commercial bank. Regulatory shifts in the late 90s led the company to expand its provision of services and today, they boast insurance, employee benefits, investments, leasing. Univest Bank and Trust Co.

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May 21, 2019 34 days ago

Infrastructure Improvements to Impact Travel This Summer and Beyond

As part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) ongoing $150 million investment in renewing infrastructure around 30th Street Station, major changes are coming to weekday and weekend travel patterns in the eastern edge of University City.

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May 21, 2019 34 days ago

Food and Entertainment Pop-Ups at Trolley Portal Gardens

Tuesdays in June are about to get much more fun! Starting June 4th, we're bringing in food and activities to Trolley Portal Gardens, our brand-new public space located at 40th and Baltimore. Hop off a trolley and enjoy dinner from some of our favorite local food trucks, plus free, family-friendly activities! The pop-ups will occur every Tuesday in June from 5 PM - 8 PM. Check out the schedule below!

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May 14, 2019 41 days ago

StoryCorps' MobileBooth Coming to The Porch at 30th Street

Calling all storytellers! StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Philadelphia from May 28, 2019 to June 26, 2019 at The Porch at 30th Street Station as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Having collected more than 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states, StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collections of human voices ever recorded.

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Apr 30, 2019 55 days ago

May 2019 at The Porch at 30th Street Station

We have an exciting month at The Porch at 30th! This month we have a great selection of food trucks vending lunch each weekday, plus we'll be working on three exciting additions to The Porch! 

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Apr 18, 2019 2 months ago

Movies in Clark Park Audience Choice!

Movies in Clark Park is returning this August for four nights of films under the stars. Thanks to everyone who voted in our online poll to select an audience choice film. The winner is...

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Apr 16, 2019 2 months ago

Help Pick a Ground Mural Design for Cedar Park

UCD, Cedar Park Neighbors, and local mural and fine art company Hagopian Arts are working together to install a ground mural at Cedar Park, and we want your input! Help us choose between three nature-inspired mural designs. The winning design will be added to the small plaza at the eastern edge of the park. 

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