Pedigo, Steven | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Education
  • M.S., Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.A., The University of Illinois at Champaign
  • B.S., The University of Texas at Austin
Research Areas
  • Economic Development
  • Urban Affairs and City Management
  • Urban Policy and Housing

Steven Pedigo is a professor of practice at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and the director of the LBJ Urban Lab.

As an expert in urban economic development, regional cooperation and placemaking, Pedigo has developed strategies for more than 50 cities and regions in the United States and other countries, including New York, Jerusalem, Vancouver, Dallas, Washington, DC, Brisbane, the Yukon, Tulsa, Austin, Portland, Newark, San Diego-Tijuana, Miami, Sao Paulo, Monterrey, Mexico City and many others.

Prior to joining the LBJ School, Pedigo was clinical professor at the Schack Institute of Real Estate at New York University.

Earlier in his career, he served as vice president for the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a national research organization founded by Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter to encourage private-sector investment into U.S. distressed urban areas.

Pedigo holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and graduate degrees from the H. John Heinz III School for Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

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NewsMarch 26, 2020
LBJ School launches virtual series, 'LBJ In the Arena,' to explore public policy’s critical role in dealing with COVID-19

In recent weeks, COVID-19 has reshaped the way Americans live, work, learn and govern. In response, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will convene "LBJ In the Arena," an eight-week virtual event series exploring the impact of COVID-19 on our communities, starting April 1, 2020.

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Media MentionDecember 12, 2019
Expert says even as the economy booms, Texas should focus on those left behind

Lower graduation rates and higher levels of poverty are indicators that economic good times have not reached all Texans, said LBJ Urban Lab Director Steven Pedigo on the Texas Standard.

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Media MentionDecember 8, 2019
Texas's rapid economic growth is reaching its limits. Here’s what we should do

Arguing that rapid economic growth is reaching its limits in Texas, LBJ Urban Lab Director Steven Pedigo offers recommendations in a Dallas Morning News op-ed for five central investments the Lone Star State should make to protect its economy. 

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