ULI- Leveraging Existing Assets

APA Florida Chapter, First Coast Section


Thursday, May 24, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EDT

Jacksonville, FL, United States

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This panel will focus on infrastructure leadership at the regional and local level, and explores how federal, state, and local leaders are making infrastructure projects happen in a constrained funding environment. The former Mayor of Pittsburgh will highlight the growing use of ballot measures to fund roads, transit and open-space projects. The panelists will also review the Atlanta region’s new economic redevelopment and mobility project that will shape the way Atlanta grows throughout the next several decades. Initiated by the Atlanta Development Authority in 2006, the Atlanta Beltline provides a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting 45 neighborhoods directly to each other. It is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta. We will also learn about the new initiative from Mayor Alvin Brown -- the first African American Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida -- to spur economic development, leverage the city assets, and place more properties back on the tax rolls.

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Tom Murphy

Confirmed Speaker

Tom Murphy is a senior resident fellow, ULI/Klingbeil Family Chair for urban development. Murphy, former mayor of Pittsburgh, joins six other ULI senior resident fellows who specialize in public policy, retail/urban entertainment, transportation/infrastructure, housing, real estate finance and environmental issues. His extensive experience in urban revitalization—what ... Read More

Brian Leary

Confirmed Speaker

Brian Leary is the President & CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. ‐ the organization planning and executing the implementation of the BeltLine, one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a $3+ billion project that will shape the way Atlanta grows ... Read More

Renee Finley

Confirmed Speaker

Renée Finley is the head of the Office of Public-Private Partnerships with the City of Jacksonville as an executive-on-loan from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. In this role, Finley is responsible for advocating and facilitating private sector and non-profit community involvement in the delivery of public services and ... Read More