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· Winter-Spring 2012 · 
Geyer  ·  Buckwalter  ·  de Souza  ·  Austrian & Hexter

"Housing Demand and Neighborhood Choice with Housing Vouchers in Pittsburgh"

Judy Geyer, PhD
Judy Geyer, PhDFriday, January 12, 2012
Noon to 1:15pm, 1st Floor Conference Room, 3343 Forbes Ave

Judy Geyer, Ph.D, Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Judy's primary research interests include public economics, labor economics, industrial organization, and public policy. I am very interested in models of choice and how those models explain behavior modifications resulting from policy change.

"Analyzing Urban Structure in Pittsburgh with Network Models and Cartography"

Donald Buckwalter, PhD
Donald BuckwalterFriday, January 20, 2012
Noon to 1:15pm, 1st Floor Conference Room, 3343 Forbes Ave


Donald Buckwalter, Ph.D, Professor of Geography and Regional Planning, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  His research concerns transportation and its interaction with regional economic development.

"Active Aging from an Intergenerational Perspective"

Elza de Souza
Friday, February 10, 2012
Noon to 1:15pm, 1st Floor Conference Room, 3343 Forbes Ave


Elza de Souza, University of Brasilia, Brazil.

"Anchor-Based Economic and Community Development Strategies"

Ziona Austrian and Kathy Hexter
Austrian & Hexter  Friday, March 23, 2012
Noon to 1:15pm, 1st Floor Conference Room, 3343 Forbes Ave


Ziona Austrian and Kathy Hexter, Cleveland State University.

Kathy and Ziona will discuss the Evergreen Initiative, a Cleveland-based initiative designed to help low-income entrepreneurs succeed through partnerships with anchor institutions. The goal of the Evergreen Initiative is to provide meaningful jobs and opportunities to build wealth in inner-city communities. The Evergreen Initiative has helped entrepreneurs create employee-owned cooperative businesses providing laundry, food/agricultural, energy, and other services to hospitals, universities, charitable foundations, and governmental agencies in Cleveland.



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