GMCC New World Center Comm. Hosts Downtown Miami Forum 3/11/10

What does it take to become a world-class city? With a tropical waterfront location, access to public transit, state-of-the art cultural destinations, and a strong commercial base, Downtown Miami has a lot going for it. But how do we elevate Downtown Miami from a thriving urban community to a world-class destination?

On Thursday, March 11 at 7:45 a.m., the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce New World Committee will host a symposium featuring municipal experts from across the country to discuss how they have successfully transformed their own downtowns – and how Miami can do the same.

Speakers include:
•The Honorable Joseph P. Riley, Jr. – Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina
• Tom Murphy – Former Mayor of Pittsburgh, Urban Land Institute Senior Fellow, and Klingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development
• Eugenie Birch – Professor of Urban Research and Education, Department of City & Regional Planning, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
• Moderator, Bernard Zyscovich – Managing Principal of Zyscovich Architects and author of Getting Real About Urbanism, Contextual Design for Cities
WHEN: Thursday, March 11, 2010. Registration & Breakfast begin at 7:45 a.m.;
Program from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: HILTON Downtown Miami, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Ballroom Level
REGISTRATION: Register online at
Advanced registration – $45 per member, $55 per nonmember; Onsite – $60