USC Price School of Public Policy

Archive for September, 2017

Students map out ways to make L.A. a friendly place for the elderly

Which bus stops have benches? What is my emergency evacuation plan? Where are free flu shots offered? Students in the new class “Age-Friendly L.A.,” a Wicked Problems Practicum sponsored by USC Provost Michael Quick, aim to provide answers to these questions and others in the hopes of making Los Angeles a better place to grow old. Using interactive maps, they’re developing a website and mobile app to tell layered stories about aging in Los Angeles that can serve as a resource for community leaders and residents. The course includes students and faculty from the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Dean’s Message: Helping After Disaster

Click here for disaster relief efforts and resources » “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.” — Isabel Allende Dear Price Community: With so many global challenges facing the world on a multitude of fronts, it is easy to become overwhelmed and lose […]

Schweitzer comments on building better bus stops

Curbed LA quoted Professor Lisa Schweitzer about the impact on usage patterns if cities build better bus stops for patrons.

Jeffe discusses Pelosi, Affordable Care Act, Sanders

KP-CC’s “Take Two” interviewed Professor Sherry Bebitch Jeffe about Representative Nancy Pelosi, the impact of an Affordable Care Act repeal on California and whether the state’s voters support Senator Bernie Sanders.

Southers comments on London subway attack

Los Angeles Times Erroll Southers, Director of the Safe Communities Institute at the USC Price School, quoted on the recent London subway terrorist attack.

Thom discusses Disney’s economic impact on Anaheim

Los Angeles Times Assistant Professor Michael Thom quoted about the economic benefits the city of Anaheim and its residents receive from catering to Disney’s business needs.

Shaping the World

A Message from USC Price Dean Jack H. Knott The 2017-18 academic year is underway, filled with the excitement of new initiatives and opportunity, as well as the talent and potential of our incoming class. Once again, it gives me great pleasure to spotlight some of the extraordinary work being done by USC Price School of Public Policy faculty, students and alumni in addressing challenges locally, nationally and globally. Advancing our long-held focus on the […]

Schweitzer, Southers discuss hate speech, policy implications after Charlottesville

After the events in Charlottesville, people have reason to discuss what constitutes hate speech and its impact on the public, Associate Professor Lisa Schweitzer told an audience of students, faculty and staff at a Sept. 12 Policy Forum hosted by the USC Price School of Public Policy. Schweitzer was joined by Dean Jack H. Knott and Professor Erroll Southers, director of the Safe Communities Institute, in a discussion of the policy implications and responses to racism and extremism after the violence triggered by a white-nationalist rally in the Virginia city last month.

Rose comments on federal post-disaster assistance in the wake of recent hurricanes

Hakai Coastal Sciences and Societies Magazine quoted Research Professor Adam Rose of the USC Price School on a proposed change in federal post-disaster assistance. His comments relate to a study, Analysis of a Deductible/Credit Formula for FEMA Post-Disaster Public Assistance, for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The study was co-authored with Jonathan Eyer, Dan Wei and Detlof von Winterfeldt of the Price School and CREATE, Raphael Bostic of Price, and Philip Ganderton of the University of New Mexico.

Myers explains Seattle’s popularity for former Los Angeles residents

KPCC-FM quoted Dowell Myers, Director of the Population Dynamics Research Group, on why Seattle is a popular destination for Los Angeles residents who move out of state.