National urban policy expert to deliver Sept. 12 lecture at Pitt on housing, poverty, and segregation.

Margery Austin Turner, a leading expert on urban policy and neighborhood issues, will launch the 2013 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Speaker Series at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center on Race and Social Problems with a free public lecture at noon Sept. 12, titled “A Glass Half Full? Discrimination Against Minority Homeseekers.”

Turner, senior vice president for program planning and management at the Washington D.C.-based Urban Institute, will speak at Pitt’s School of Social Work Conference Center, 20th floor, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Registration is not required; lunch will be provided. Read more at the University of Pittsburgh website.