Birmingham-grown green living expert to speak at UAB |

Birmingham-grown green living expert to speak at UAB | BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Ed McMahon, now an internationally known expert in sustainable development, grew up in Birmingham at a time when people equated polluted skies with a thriving economy.
His first job was at Operation New Birmingham in the early 1970s, when Birmingham's downtown concentration of retail and offices were feeling the early heat of competition from malls and suburban office parks. Tonight, McMahon, the Urban Land Institute's senior fellow for sustainable development, returns to his native city in a very different era.
He'll speak at UAB, where he earned his master's degree, on "The Dollars and Sense of Sustainable Development" at 7 p.m. tonight at the UAB Hill Center has changed in the U.S.," McMahon said.
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