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Civic Engagement Breakfast Series
Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 8:30am to Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 10:00am

Views from Down Under: Exploring Social Sustainability and
Civic Engagement in Australian Universities and Cities

Tuesday, October 24th

8:30am. - 10:30am.

SMU 294

Free and Open to the Public

Michael Cuthill, Director of the UQ Boilerhouse in Australia
Veronica Dujon, Chair, Department of Sociology at PSU
Liesl Wendt, Project Manager, VisionPDX
Sonali S. Balajee, Engagement Manager


Join us to explore Australian approaches to sustainability and civic engagement in their cities and universities. Michael Cuthill has 17 social sustainability projects currently underway in Australia - and one comparative study of Queensland and Portland in development! We will view Portland's "VisionPDX" project as a case example of our local efforts and consider PSU faculty perspectives on social sustainability in this interactive fall session!

Light breakfast will be provided, so please RSVP at
503.725.5642 or


Follow-up discussion on methodology: Dr. Cuthill will join us Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 24, 1-3pm. in Smith 323, to discuss measuring and methodology in social sustainability research.