Leadership studies professor talks on "Sprawl, Justice and Citizenship"

Political scientist Thad Williamson will discuss cities, suburbs and how where we live affects the quality of civic life and engagement with others and with issues on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 10:45 a.m. in the Jepson Alumni Center at the University of Richmond. Williamson will share thoughts and perspectives from his new book Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship: The Civic Costs of the American Way of Life. The discussion will focus both on national trends and on the example of the Richmond metropolitan aera and address the costs and benefits of the sprawling metropolis and its implications for social justice, democratic participation, and ecological sustainability.

The event, sponsored by the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, is free and open to the public. The lecture will be held 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. to accommodate class schedules. After the talk, people may join the author for informal conversation over a lunch ($8.75 per person cash or credit) in the Heilman Dining Center.

If you have additional questions contact the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at jepson@richmond.edu