Mayor attends city development conference in Germany

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Mayor Bill Peduto is in Germany this week to attend the Sustainable City Development conference and meet with government and business leaders, including Bosch executives.

Mr. Peduto left last night and is scheduled to arrive sometime today. He is traveling with Professor Volker Hartkopf of the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University; Energy Innovation Center Pittsburgh Chairman Bill Recker; computer software executive Mike Mihuc of OSIsoft; and Green Building Alliance Pittsburgh CEO Mike Schiller.

CMU is covering the costs for the mayor's trip.

In a news release, Mr. Peduto's office said he plans to attend the Sustainable City Development conference in Ludwigsburg, where he is a guest of the lord mayor there, until Thursday. The conference draws CEOs from across Germany. Ludwigsburg is considered an international model of sustainability, the mayor said in the news release.

"Ludwigsburg is known internationally for its sustainability efforts. It won a national award in 2008 for its success in introducing integrated, cyclical management systems into government, and I’m already working to replicate work like that at home in Pittsburgh,” Mr. Peduto said.

On Friday, he will travel to Freiburg and Vauban to meet with business executives.

Mr. Peduto's spokesman Tim McNulty said he will return sometime this weekend.

Moriah Balingit:, 412-263-2533 or on Twitter @MoriahBee.

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