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The Spring, 2011 Urban Growth Seminars are Co-Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Cities

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strong>Tuesday, February 8, 12:15-1:30 in RGL 101
Speaker: Dr. Marina Alberti, Director, Urban Ecology Research Laboratory ( and Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington
Topic: Urban Patterns and Carbon Dynamics: Emerging Hypotheses and Research Strategies
Discussant: Dr. Lisa Schweitzer, Associate Professor of Urban Planning, USC’s School of Policy, Planning and Development

Tuesday, February 15, 12:15-1:30 in RGL 101
Speaker: Dr. Meghan Gough Co-Director of Sustainable Communities Institute ( and Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University
Topic: Bridging the Green Divide: The Role of Public Gardens in Promoting Sustainable Community Development
Discussant: Dr. Robert S. Harris, FAIA, Professor Emeritus and Director of Landscape Architecture Studies in the USC School of Architecture

Tuesday, March 1, 12:15-1:30 in RGL 101
Speaker: Cary D. Lowe, Ph.D., AICP, Attorney at Law
Topic: Sustainability, Retrofitting, Economic Stimulus and CEQA
Discussant: Michael Dieden, founder and head of site acquisition, pre-development design, entitlements and marketing for Creative Housing Associates (


Tuesday, April 5, 12:15-1:30 in RGL 101
Speakers: Cecilia Estolano, J.D., Chief Strategist on State and Local Initiatives, Green For All ( and Dr. Robert Leighninger, advisor to California New Deal Legacy Project and Faculty Associate, Arizona State University
Topic: Infrastructure in California: Legacies and Prospects
Discussant: Richard G. Little, Director, Keston Institute for Public Financing and Infrastructure

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