USC Price School of Public Policy



Kim studies Beijing’s underground housing market

November 20, 2014

USC Price School of Public Policy associate professor and urbanization researcher Annette Kim spent last year in China’s capital of Beijing, where she studied an overlooked side effect of the country’s rapid growth: Hundreds of thousands of people are living in makeshift, underground housing. Some are in basements; many are one or two floors below street level, in windowless rooms honeycombing the bomb shelters that every building is required to have.

Survey: Americans concerned about Ebola spreading abroad, but not in US

November 19, 2014

Most Americans are more concerned about the spread of Ebola abroad than they are about its effects on America or their own families, according to a national survey by USC researchers. John Romley, research assistant professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy and lead researcher behind the poll.

Mazmanian leads panel at ‘Decarbonizing California’ conference

November 18, 2014

Hundreds of leaders across LA gathered at USC to explore California’s path toward meeting the ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals by 2050, for a conference titled “Decarbonizing California: 2020–2050.” The USC Schwarzenegger Institute’s academic director and renowned environmental policy expert Dan Mazmanian led a discussion that reviewed California’s success, but mostly focused on the challenge areas needed to be met to achieve 2050 goals.

Ferris discusses evolving partnership between foundations, government to fight Ebola

November 16, 2014

The Washington Post featured James M. Ferris, director of the Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy at the University of Southern California. Ferris said that past collaborations between government and donors have been informal and episodic. But in recent years, especially given budget concerns, there has been an effort to formalize them — leading to experimentation in new models of working together.

Green speaks on rising SoCal rents

November 13, 2014

KCRW-FM’s “Which Way, L.A.?” interviewed Richard Green, USC Price professor and director of the Lusk Center for Real Estate, about rents in Southern California.

From left: Fred Ali, Irene Hirano Inouye, Darren Walker and CPPP Director Jim Ferris (Photo by Steve Cohn)

Ford Foundation president shares views on leadership, role of philanthropy

November 12, 2014

At The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy’s Distinguished Speakers Series luncheon on Oct. 31, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker discussed the early life experiences that fired his passion for helping others, the value of leadership and culture, and his insights into how philanthropic organizations can maximize their impact.

Schaeffer Center forecasts rising cost of treating Alzheimer’s

November 11, 2014

National Journal and KPCC-FM featured research by Julie Zissimopoulos and Patricia St. Clair of the USC Schaeffer Center and Eileen Crimmins of the USC Davis School finding that, as the baby boomer population ages, the cost of treating Alzheimer’s disease could climb to $1.5 trillion a year. It currently costs about $307 billion a year. Alzheimer’s patients need long-term caregiver assistance, which contributes to the steep cost growth. The study calls for more investment in research to delay the onset of the disease.

Schaeffer headlines symposium on future of Affordable Care Act

November 11, 2014

USC Trustee Leonard D. Schaeffer led a discussion on the impacts of the Affordable Care Act and the future directions of the U.S. health care system on Oct. 17 at a university-wide symposium hosted by the USC Price School of Public Policy. Schaeffer laid out the trends, challenges and opportunities being created by health care reform in his opening remarks before moderating a panel of industry leaders.

USC Trustee Rick Caruso with Price Dean Jack Knott (Photo by Tom Queally)

Caruso discusses future of LA as ‘The Great American City’

November 11, 2014

Rick Caruso creates commercial venues with a sense of community. His iconic Southern California institutions, The Grove and The Americana at Brand, are mini-neighborhoods complete with outdoor play areas, trolleys, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and residential properties. This made him the ideal candidate to open the USC Price School of Public Policy’s 2014-15 Dean’s Speaker Series, which focuses on the future of Los Angeles as the Great American City.

General Petraeus speaks on veterans policy in the United States

November 10, 2014

General David H. Petraeus attended a small private luncheon at USC on Nov. 7, where he hosted a discussion on veterans policy in the United States. The luncheon was jointly hosted by the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC School of Social Work.

USC Price hosts an evening with General Petraeus

November 10, 2014

The USC Price School of Public Policy hosted 50 distinguished guests for an intimate reception with General David H. Petraeus on Thursday evening. Held at the home of David and Amy Hochman, who are dedicated supporters and volunteers at the Price School, the reception offered guests a unique opportunity to hear directly from General Petraeus on a wide range of topics related to global security policy.

USC Price PhD student earns award for new health professionals

November 7, 2014

Matt Miller, a Ph.D. student in Urban Planning and Development at the USC Price School of Public Policy, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Sarah E. Samuels Award for New Health Professionals, presented by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA). The award recognizes a new professional who has shown interest, dedication and leadership in obesity-prevention efforts.