University of Pittsburgh
October 27, 2010

University of Kansas Metropolitan Studies Director George Frederickson to Present Pitt’s Fall 2010 Wherrett Lecture on Sustainability Nov. 30

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—Innovative sustainability will be the subject of a lecture at the University of Pittsburgh, presented by George Frederickson, the Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas and director of that university’s Metropolitan Studies Center. Titled “When Innovation Meets Sustainability: Building Better Cities,” the lecture will take place at 9 a.m. Nov. 30 in Ballroom A of the University Club, 123 University Pl., Oakland. It is a part of the Fall 2010 Wherrett Lecture Series and is sponsored by Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). 

Frederickson is an advocate for public service. Among his areas of interest are public administration ethics and theories, multilevel governance, and American local government. In 2007, Frederickson received the Lifetime Contribution to Social Equity Award from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. 

Cosponsored by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Congress of Neighboring Communities, among others, the GSPIA Innovation Clinic’s Wherrett Lecture Series brings together government, academic, nonprofit, and private-sector leaders in an effort to identify, address, and solve regional public affairs issues. 

The event is free and open to the public, though an RSVP is required by Nov. 19. A continental breakfast will be provided 30 minutes prior to the event. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Innovation Clinic at 412-648-2282 or 




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