USC Price School of Public Policy

2011 Academic Capstone Awards

2011 Academic Capstone Awards

The USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development in May held its fourth annual Academic Capstone Student Exhibition, providing an opportunity for students to showcase the outstanding work completed in SPPD courses. The projects were displayed in rooms 209 and 215 of Lewis Hall.

Nominees for the Academic Capstone Student Exhibition include undergraduate and graduate students, with submissions from any course, including directed research projects, comprehensive examinations, and practicum projects.

The 2011 winners and nominees with honorable mention are listed below.




2011 Winners

Alley Greenway Project in Seattle Alley Greenway Project in Seattle
Photo by Katrina Randolph

Alley Greenway Project in Seattle
Rachel Finfer

Angel’s Hill
Thomas Ball, Lauren Golden-Jones, Joe Lutz, Leo Oh, Neal Yung

[Avenida Saenz]
NUEVA POMPEYA/BUENOS AIRES

Shannon Davis, Alison Greulich, John Mimms, Haoran Liu , May Phutikanit, Jonathan Rennie

Civic Engagement & Government
A User’s Guide

Jade Agua, Anna Fischer, Rebecca Garcia, Evelyn Moreno, Drew Oberjuerge, Sara Pietrowski, Marco Ramirez, Shoshana Raskas, Miguel Vargas, Weijie Wang

Civic Engagement & Government: A User’s Guide Civic Engagement & Government: A User’s Guide
Photo by Katrina Randolph

Disaster Relief Fatigue: Floods in Pakistan
Alezandra Brady-Villagran, Matthew Stauffer, Xiaoyu “Paula” Wang, Ting Yan

Economic Impact Assessment of LAX’s North Airfield Reconfiguration
Andrew Kim, Jing Li, Ilann Messeri

Felix Central
Richard Arechavaleta, Chris Dishlip, Owen Fabian, Brian Gelt, Mark Handin, Kyle Sutherland

History on Hill
Carina Lieu, Stephen Miller, Julie Yom

The Hospital: Cultural Competency Study
Shannon Gaffney, Anushri Haldipur, Joanna Jurich

Planning for Gandhi’s Ashram Planning for Gandhi’s Ashram
Photo by Katrina Randolph

Increased Regulation of Mississippi Public Schools Meals to Address Childhood Obesity
Nancy Chen, Carolina Coleman, Janna Moseley, Sabha Salamah

Measuring the Value of Transit-Oriented Developments: Evaluating the LA Metro Joint Development Program
Nat Gale, Angela Rosales, Alex Shoor

My Clarksville
Morgan Quirk

PATH
Evaluating the Clean Home Delivery Kits Program in Nepal

Krissy McBoyle, Saru Ramanan, Ellen Smith

Planning for Gandhi’s Ashram: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Mark Arroyo, Tiffany Chao, Edith Hannigan, Amit Jain, Yanning Li, Molly Kraus, Edward Ng, Jennifer Nourafshan, Kenneth Quan, Joshua Shake, Thomas Szelazek

Professional Website Featuring Media Professional Website Featuring Media
Photo by Katrina Randolph

Professional Website Featuring Media
Molly Kraus

The Rec @ Expo
Jaqueline Chu, Lauren Golden-Jones, Sung Kim, Kyu Lee, Jon Tanury, Oscar Wong, Kimberly Yu

South LA “Fast Food Ban”: Good Public Policy?
Jessica Papia, Julia Wolfson

Third Street Promenade: An Eventual Success
Jason Bonnet, Owen Fabian, Joshua Lichtman, Aaron Tofani

2011 Nominees with Honorable Mentions

Center for Community Health and Well-Being, Inc.
Cross-Sectoral Team Project

Juliet Lee, Robert Oto, Kevin Schmidt, Danielle Stern, Kayla Torres

Community Redevelopment and the Staples Center
Thomas Ball, Juliet Bui, Candice Farhadi, Mark Higgins, William (Sky) Hitt, Evan Slavik

Felix Station & The Sports Center at Figueroa
Thomas Ball, Matt Haden, Neal Yung

The Future of Redevelopment in California
Jessica Mackenzie

Goodwill SOLAC is Doing Good
Deborah Castro, Luis Guzman, Tony Jennison, Jameel Pugh, Laurie Rose, Lisa Salazar

LAPD and Gang Reduction Youth Development (GYRD): A Partnership in Reducing Gang Violence
Adrian Gonzalez, Shannon Jones, Dean Marcoccia, Damon Pfalmer, Scott Steele

Leadership Development Programs: Marine Corps Leadership Academy
Keith Baisy, Erika Brooks, Hector Guerrero, Norman Hopson, Leo Ruiz

The Newark Prisoner Reentry Initiative: Partnering to Uplift an Entire Community
Jordan Chamberlin, Katherine (Casey) Cohen, Brooke Lykins, Alex Osorio, Archana Patel, Kabira Stokes Hochberg

“Only People Count”
Juan Cabral, David Carlisle, Hector Guerrero, Mark Kroeker, Edward Martinez, Milton McKinnon, Ryan Peterson

Planning Nueva Pompeya,
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alan Como, Shannon Davis, Valentin Flores, Alison Greulich, Liu Haoran, Oliver Hou, Ziad Hussami, Tyler Kim, John Mimms, Edward Ng, Jennifer Nourafshan, May Phutikanit, Jonathan Rennie, Alexandra Schwartz, Joshua Shake, Laron Turley, Rachel Verboort

Sandra Thorstenson Exemplary Leadership through Budget Crisis
Michela Bedard, Dan Flores, Sky Kitt, Samantha Miller, Cathy Warner

South LA Urban Farm & Classroom
Nik Hlady, Min Li, Stephen Miller, John Mimms

WeHo. Small City. Big Impact.
John Heilman Mayor of West Hollywood

Deborah Castro, Kelley Fraser, Norman Hopson, Laurie Rose, Lisa Salazar