Speaker: Tom Murphy
Affiliation: Urban Land Institute (ULI), Washington, DC
Title: Senior Resident Fellow. ULI Canizaro/Klingbeil Families Chair
About Tom Murphy:
Tom Murphy, ULI Canizaro/Klingbeil Families Chair for Urban Development, has been a senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute since 2006.A former mayor of Pittsburgh, his extensive experience in urban revitalization—what drives investment, what ensures long-lasting commitment—has been a key addition to the senior resident fellows’ areas of expertise. In 2011 he wrote Building on Innovation, a ULI report discussing the economic impact universities and hospitals have on local economies and providing detailed strategies to shape a successful 21st-century city based on a private/public/university partnership.
Track: General Session
Topic: An Appetite for Risk: Remaking successful cities with Universities as Partners
Description: In 60 of the 100 largest cities in the US universities and/or hospitals are the largest employers. Communities that have nurtured effective partnerships between the institutions, the public and civic leaders and who have committed the resources, not just the words, to building the necessary infrastructure for an innovation economy will thrive.