Former Pittsburgh Mayor and Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fellow Tom Murphy will speak about growth in Birmingham at a luncheon hosted by REV Birmingham and PNC on Thursday, September 10th, at 11:30 a.m., at the Historic Florentine Building.
Murphy’s presentation, The Secret Sauce for a Liveable City, will highlight his own successful strategies and efforts to develop dynamic private and partnerships that led to more than $4.5 billion in economic development for the city of Pittsburgh.
Currently as a senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute, Murphy formerly served three terms as mayor of Pittsburgh. During that time, he led efforts to secure and oversee $1 billion in funding for the development of two professional sports facilities, and a new convention center that is the largest certified green building in the United States.
He also 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.
“We know we have all of the ingredients in place to make Birmingham great. Pittsburgh is a little further along in its renaissance. We’re excited to get Mayor Murphy’s perspective on what we have in place, and what we need to develop, in order to keep our pace and even increase our momentum,” said REV CEO David Fleming.
“Birmingham’s downtown revitalization is truly exciting for all of us today, but just as critical are the outcomes and opportunities for future generations,” said Brian Bucher, PNC Regional President. “Tom’s experience and success in redeveloping urban centers throughout Pittsburgh inspires PNC’s efforts to deepen the impact of our investments.”
Tickets are $35 per person with lunch included, and $250 for a corporate table for eight. They can purchased revsecretsauce.eventbrite.com.