LBJ Urban Lab Director Steven Pedigo will host CityTalk LIVE, a virtual conversation and social hour with Sheryl Sculley, former city manager for the City of San Antonio. They will talk about her new book, Greedy Bastards, and how to identify the potential of every city.


About LBJ Urban Lab

The LBJ School of Public Affairs Urban Lab at The University of Texas at Austin is a leading research hub for cities, urbanism and policymaking.

As a center for research and best practices, the Lab takes the shape of a "do-tank," relying on real-world opportunities to understand what works for Texas cities and generate insights for communities worldwide. Working with esteemed urban thinkers, academics, practitioners, policymakers, business leaders and students, the Lab takes on complex urban challenges and offer policies and breakthroughs to build greater community prosperity, competitiveness and resiliency.


About Greedy Bastards

Greedy Bastards tells the story of Sculley and her new team’s uphill battle to turn around San Antonio city government. She takes you behind closed doors to share the hard changes she made and the strategies she used to create mutually beneficial solutions to the city’s biggest problems.

Many of the issues Sculley found in San Antonio are present in cities across the U.S. Packed with wins and losses, lessons learned, and pitfalls encountered, Greedy Bastards is a guidebook for any city official tasked with turning around a struggling city.


Co-sponsored by the UT ICMA Student Chapter.