Community Programs

Heinz Distinguished Lecture Series

The Heinz Distinguished Lectureship is supported by a gift from the Heinz Endowments for the establishment of a Green Construction and Sustainable Development Program in the Pitt Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The program is co-sponsored by the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation. The lectureship is open to the community and aims to bring to the University innovative, thought-provoking, and forward-looking concepts appropriate for sustainable infrastructure development.

Past Speakers

  • 2000: Bill Browning, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • 2001: Dennis Astorino, Astorino
  • 2002: Janine Benyus, Biomimicry
  • 2003: David Suzuki, Suzuki Foundation
  • 2005: Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • 2007: Michael Shellenberger, Breakthrough Institute
  • 2010: Stuart Hart, Cornell University
  • 2012: Paul Anastas, Yale University
  • 2013: Alex Steffen, Writer, Futurist
  • 2014: Vanessa Farquharson, Freelance Writer, Author, Editor, Speaker



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