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LIVE WEBCAST: USC Schwarzenegger Institute CA Water Forum

April 24, 2015

The New Reality: Addressing California’s Water Challenge Presented by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy and the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Water Policy Center Monday, April 27, 2015 3-6 p.m. Live streaming video by Ustream   Follow the conversation live on Twitter at #CAdrought Tweets by @USCPrice

Incoming Cornell President, Elizabeth Garrett, pens paper on cultural institution-university partnerships

April 24, 2015

Highlighting lessons gleaned from leading the USC negotiating group in the successful acquisition of the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena (PAM) while Provost at USC, Elizabeth Garrett explains the added value universities bring to museums as nonprofit allies in comparison to a for-profit corporate partner. Universities can provide a new, younger audience for a museum’s collections, and both share an educational component in their missions, according to the paper.

A member of K&V Bake makes sourdough bread at L.A. Prep.
(Photo courtesy of Civic Enterprise)

MRED alum’s project gives LA food makers environment to grow business

April 20, 2015

As co-founder of L.A.-based development and planning firm Civic Enterprise, Mott Smith MRED ’99 looks for creative ways to apply societal trends in real estate. With the housing development market becoming extremely crowded and competitive, the company took a different direction with a large warehouse in the L.A. neighborhood of Lincoln Heights. Seeing the booming growth and popularity of the local artisanal food community, Civic Enterprise turned the warehouse into 54 commercial kitchen spaces to provide food makers opportunity for expansion.

Petraeus with Ren Zhifang, director of the political office 
at the Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles
(Photo by David Giannamore)

Petraeus, Consul official discuss China’s economic landscape

April 17, 2015

Retired four-star general and former CIA director David Petraeus was joined by an official from the Chinese Consulate of Los Angeles on April 14 for a roundtable discussion on the significant economic challenges China will face in years ahead.

Price Professor Geraldine Knatz gives insider view on port mergers

April 16, 2015

Throughout the past century, civic leaders have attempted to merge the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, but efforts have always failed. USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Geraldine Knatz – the first woman to serve as executive director of the Port of Los Angeles – examined the forces behind this phenomenon during a METRANS seminar titled “Seaport Mergers: Why Not Los Angeles and Long Beach?”

Ross Program diversifies next generation of real estate leaders

April 13, 2015

For more than 20 years, the Ross Minority Program in Real Estate has helped to increase diversity among leaders in the real estate industry with a comprehensive executive training program providing critical skills to women and minorities with an objective of fostering responsible development in underserved communities.

Miller leads workshops in Slovenia on women’s economic impact

April 13, 2015

USC Price School of Public Policy Assistant Professor Jennifer Miller presented two workshops at the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on April 9, addressing the contributions of women in small and medium-sized business enterprises in the United States.