Sponsored by the Ridenour Faculty Fellowship Fund, Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs will be hosting a two day conference on Distressed Cities, on April 12-13, 2012, in Blacksburg, VA. The conference will foster a broad, interdisciplinary exploration of the concept of distressed cities and the implications for policy and practice. School faculty, invited guest speakers and master class presentations of selected graduate students will be participating in the round table discussions. The conference is free and open to the public, although RVSP’s are being accepted to accommodate lunch. For further information, please refer the or visit the conference blog.