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Sustainability Lecture Series Starts April 4

Sustainability Lecture Series Starts April 4

The UC Riverside public policy lectures will address regional issues of air quality, transportation, housing, water and public finance.

(March 15, 2011)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The UC Riverside Center for Sustainable Suburban Development and UCR Extension are again offering a Public Policy Lecture Series that explores public policy alternatives and sustainability issues from some of the most experienced practitioners in Southern California.

First offered in the fall of 2008, the “Sustainability Issues in Southern California” course will consist of six Monday evening presentations on the institutional framework and looming issues of the region, including air quality, transportation, housing, water, and public finance.

The three-hour lectures will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 4, 11, 18 and 25, and May 9 and 16.

Individuals can enroll for credit for the entire lecture series (a required course in UCR Extension’s Certificate in Sustainable Development and Green Design) or attend individual lectures for no credit at $35 per lecture.

Andy McCue, principal of McCue and Associates and former deputy director of UCR's Center for Environmental Research and Technology, serves as the course instructor. McCue also was the founding managing director of the Center for Sustainable Suburban Development.

Speakers for this year’s lecture series are:

April 4 - Michael Woo, dean of the College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona, who will present a public policy overview.

April 11 - Randall Lewis, executive vice president of the Lewis Group of Companies in Upland, who will examine housing issues.

April 18 - Henry Hogo, assistant deputy executive officer for the Mobile Source Division in the Office of Science & Technology Advancement, South Coast Air Quality Management District, who will speak on air quality issues in the region.

April 25 - Eric Garner, partner with the Riverside-based law firm of Best Best & Krieger, who will discuss water issues.

May 9 – Daniel Carson, deputy legislative analyst in the state Legislative Analyst’s Office, who will lecture on budget and financing.

May 16 – Robert A. Wolf, president emeritus of Germania Corp. in Riverside, who will discuss regional transportation issues.

For registration information, visit or contact or call (951) 827-5804.

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