USC Price School of Public Policy

Diversity in Planning Program

Next Workshop: November 11, 2016


Half of humanity now lives in cities. As challenges of sustainability, economic development, human health, and democratic governance play out across the globe, urban planners will play a critical role.

Consider a career that lets you:

  • Work towards environmentally and economically sustainable development
  • Advocate for equity and social justice
  • Learn to reshape city infrastructure for the 21st Century
  • Be an urban development expert, in the US and abroad

These workshops will:

  • Introduce you to the field of urban planning and the various careers in planning
  • Facilitate discussions with nationally recognized practitioners and professionals in the field
  • Allow you to meet current planning students and alumni
  • Provide information on successfully applying to masters programs in planning

The USC Price Graduate Program in Planning will host several one-day informational workshops for persons from under-represented backgrounds who are committed to improving the quality of life in under-served communities.

Date(s) of Workshop and Important Date(s):
Fall workshop: Friday, November 11, 2016

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Fall Workshop
Application Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2016
Notification of Application Status: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Workshop Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Previous Keynote Speakers

  • Cliff Graves, Former Community Development Department Director of the City of Carson, September 26
  • Jan Perry, General Manager of the Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department and former Los Angeles City Councilmember for the 9th District

Previous Invited Speakers

  • Genoveva Arellano, Principal and Owner of Arellano Associates
  • Cornelius Burke, Policy Manager of Bay Area Council
  • Gail Goldberg, Executive Director of Urban Land Institute Los Angeles, Former Director of the Los Angeles City Planning Department
  • Cliff Graves, Former Community Development Department Director of the City of Carson
  • Lynn Jochim, Executive Vice President of Fivepoint Communities
  • Roy Willis, Real Estate Development Consultant at Newhall Land

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For questions about the Diversity in Planning Workshop, please contact Julia Wean:

Julia Wean
Workshop Coordinator
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California
650 Childs Way
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, 102
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626
Tel: 617-653-7360