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"My visual has always been a grandparent with a grandchild, both enjoying an ice cream cone, sitting on a park bench, at a train station, a terminal, or along a multi-use path which we have helped make possible."


– Edward M. D’Alba, former President & CEO


At Urban we don’t just “do well,” we “do good.” We believe that we have an obligation to actively maintain the health and well-being of the communities in which we do business.


Our employees strive to make our communities better places to live through their projects and volunteerism. We promote service to our communities and professions as a way to translate our values and standards into visible action, adding value and depth to the communities in which we live.


Below is a listing of some of the activities Urban and our employees participate in.

Volunteering programs & sponsorships: To give your time to an organization or event to better their cause is the most rewarding thing you can do. We try to do it regularly. 


  • Friends of Independence Hall Support
  • Run to Rebuild Sponsorship
  • March of Dimes support/sponsorship & walk
  • Young Erie Professionals Christmas Gift program
Goodwill programs & efforts:  We promote a family environment throughout the firm, and family sticks together and gives back.

Bi-annual Red Cross Blood Drive: During this drive, the Red Cross provides a mobile unit outside of our office building and employees volunteer to give blood throughout the day. Blood was given by more than 50 employees last year!


Food Drives for Local Foodbanks: Urban engages in a canned food drive that includes a competition among Urban's offices to see who could assemble the greatest amount of food. We donate several hundred pounds of food to needy families each year through this program. In Philadelphia, the food is given to Philabundance, the region's largest hunger relief organization. 


Christmas/Holiday Toy Drive: This drive donates cash and several boxes of toys to Philadelphia and New York City children as part of the annual "Toys for Kids" program sponsored every December by Urban's accounting department. 


Autism Speaks: Urban supports the World Trade Association's 'Autism Speaks' program by donating auction items, preparing their Gala booklet, and attending their events.


Joseph's House: Urban employees support this local safe place/all night cafe for the homeless to get a good meal and sleep.   

Mentoring programs: We do not perceive generation gaps. We recognize and encourage mentoring in all directions as we continue to learn from others no matter what their experience, knowledge, and skill set might be.

Honest, supportive, and open communication is a hallmark here at Urban, and provides the framework upon which our mentoring programs thrive.  Mentoring is one of the many programs which help to our company be a great place to work.


We actively participate in:

  • ACE Mentoring Program
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Future City Competition