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Academic Year 2011-12    

· Fall 2011 · 
Schlachter  ·  Mallach  ·  Xu

"Neighborhood Revitalization: Keys to Success and Future Challenges"

Karl Schlachter
Friday, September 22, 2011
Noon to 1:15pm, 3343 Forbes Ave


Karl Schlachter, Senior Vice President & Senior Project Manager, McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. 
Karl is a Pitt alumnus with over twenty years of experience in multifamily housing development.  His talk will center on repositioning distressed urban real estate, using examples from his work in the Hill District and East Liberty in Pittsburgh.

"Shrinking Cities: What Can Be Done"

Alan Mallach
Alan Mallach
Friday, October 7, 2011
Noon to 1:15pm, 3343 Forbes Ave


Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, National Housing Institute, and Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Alan Mallach has been engaged as a practitioner, advocate, and scholar in the fields of housing, planning and community development for nearly forty years. His talk will center on the issues facing "shrinking cities"; and the policies many communities are now adopting in response to population loss.

"Do Local Anti-predatory Lending Laws Work? Evidence from Cleveland"

Yilan Xu
Friday, November 18, 2011
Noon to 1:15pm, 3343 Forbes Ave


Yilan Xu, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh.
Yilan Xu´s research explores home mortgage lending, banking regulation, and credit ratings. She received her Bachelor´s degree in Economics from Zhejiang University in China.



Brown Bag Lecture Series

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Bring your lunch and join us for presentations that highlight neighborhood, community, economic, and other social research by our esteemed colleagues. Presenters include local, national, and international social research experts. Lectures are Noon – 1:15pm, 3911 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St. Posvar Hall is next to the Hillman Library on the Schenley Oval. On-street metered parking is available, as well as a metered parking lot at Semple and Bouquet Streets. Other parking is available at the Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage.

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University Center for Social & Urban Research
3343 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260   ·   412-624-5442