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Jerry Collins Eminent Scholar Chair in Public Administration and Policy

 

 Professor Richard Feiock has been as the holder of the Jerry Collins Eminent Scholar Chair in Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. The Collins Chair endowment is supported by a $1.4 million bequest to the FSU College of Social Science and Policy. Professor Feiock will also direct the FSU Local Governance Research Laboratory. For the Collins Chair, link "Announcement".

 

The FSU Local Governance Research Lab

 

 The Devoe Moore Center Program in Local Governance has been moved to Askew School of Public Administration and Policy and rebranded as the FSU Local Governance Research Laboratory.  The LocalGov Lab is a team of scholars pursing research that seeks to improve our understanding of local governments and governance institutions in metropolitan regions.  The ongoing research programs of the lab include economic development, boundary change, service delivery, network governance, energy and sustainability.  In addition to the research programs, the Lab supports symposia and has initiated a distinguished lecture series.

 

The Sustainable Cities Research Coordination Network

 

 The Sustainable Cities Research Coordination Network (RCN) Workshop, was held in Estes Park, CO Thursday, August 16 to Sunday, August 19 2012.  This workshop was the kickoff event as part of a larger NSF-RCN grant aimed at developing a network of researchers from 20+ US Universities and 2 National Labs who will coordinate their work on the overarching theme of Sustainable Cities.  Individual projects address issues of interlocal fragmentation and relationships across different scales and levels of government. 
For more information, click here.

 

Fall 2012 Wherrett Lecture on Local Government

 

 The Pitt Center for Metropolitan Studies Wherrett Lecture on Local Government hosted Michael A. Pagano, Dean, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago on September 21, 2012. 

Dr. Pagano's lecture focused on "Build It and They Will Come: Designing a Sustainable Fiscal Architecture for Cities and Regions." 
For more information of the lecture, click here.