A leader in urban renewal says hotels can be useful tools in redevelopment efforts, but they need to be part of a larger strategy. As Mayor of Pittsburgh, Tom Murphy led an unprecedented redevelopment effort, relying on public-private partnerships. In this excerpt of a Sound Ideas interview, Mike McCurdy talked with Murphy, now with the Urban Land Institute, about Uptown Normal and Downtown Bloomington redevelopment efforts.
Murphy also talked about sustainable development, population growth, and a urban design with less emphasis on cars. Hear the complete interview in our full episode Sound Ideas podcast. Murphy speaks to the Economic Development Council Community Leaders Dinner tonight.