A panel of former mayors from around the country will “talk shop” about what it takes to build communities ready for the 21st century economy with a special emphasis on what works and what doesn’t when building Innovation Ecosystems. Facilitated by Mayor Rothschild.
An opportunity for smaller group discussions with the morning panelists. Topics will include: Developing a blueprint for strategic public/private partnerships; Practical solutions in leadership – thinking ahead while managing the day-to-day and the future of American mid-size metropolitan cities.
Tom Murphy – Three Term Mayor of Pittsburgh & Senior Resident Fellow at the Urban Land
In his current role as Senior Resident Fellow at Urban Land Institute, Murphy’s extensive
experience in urban revitalization—what drives investment and what ensures long-lasting
commitment—has been a key addition in providing cities detailed strategies to shape a
successful 21st-century city based on a private/public/university partnership.
Before joining ULI, Murphy served three terms as mayor of Pittsburgh, from January 1994
through December 2005. During that time, he initiated a public/private partnership strategy
that leveraged more than $4.5 billion in economic development in the city. He developed
strategic partnerships to transform more than 1,000 acres of blighted, abandoned industrial
properties into new commercial, residential, retail, and public uses, and he oversaw the
development of more than 25 miles of new riverfront trails and parks.