Pedigo, Steven | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • 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.


Media MentionSeptember 12, 2019
What Austin can learn about traffic, housing, homelessness from similar US cities

Government and business leaders from these peer cities shared some of their experiences addressing land use, affordable housing, mass transit and homelessness to attendees of a Real Estate Council of Austin event.

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NewsAugust 30, 2019
LBJ School, Foundation host forum on Austin Homelessness

On Aug. 29, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ Foundation hosted a public forum featuring to discuss the city's plans to move forward with solutions for individuals experiencing homelessness in Austin. 

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Media MentionAugust 29, 2019
Mayor Adler hopes city will have action item on homelessness by mid September

Hundreds of people lined up outside the LBJ School Auditorium on Aug. 29, 2019 for a public forum on homelessness. An issue placed in the forefront of Austinites when the city council recinded ordinances allowing homeless people to camp in public spaces.

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