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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. He served as the Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1994-2006.  In his first three years in office he tackled issues including downtown revitalization, industrial site re-use, neighborhood development and the transformation of riverfronts.

  • Balanced new commercial development with neighborhood revitalization to create stronger communities within the city
  • Built strong neighborhoods by improving the city’s 169 playgrounds creating safe and exciting places for young people to play
  • Attracted over $850 million in new investment, which has created or retained over 7,000 jobs in Pittsburgh
  • Joined the Peace Crops in 1970, working in rural Paraguay embracing the Peace Corps ethic of self-sufficiency and community building
  • Graduated from John Carroll University in 1967 and earned a graduate degree with honors in Urban Studies from Hunter College in New York in 1973

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