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Collaboration among freight stakeholders emerges as key issue at METRANS conference

November 18, 2015

The METRANS Transportation Center brought researchers and practitioners from 18 countries together for the International Urban Freight Conference, a three-day gathering in Long Beach packed with presentations, panels, expert speakers, and a site visit to the Port of Long Beach Middle Harbor to demonstrate new technology designed to improve the movement of goods.

Giuliano, METRANS researchers awarded multidisciplinary research grant from NSF

October 15, 2015

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Genevieve Giuliano is among a team of researchers at the METRANS Transportation Center – including Petros Ioannou and Maged Dessouky – to receive an $800,000 research award under the National Science Foundation Cyber-Physical Systems program titled, “Cyber Physical Regional Freight Transportation System.”

Sloane, colleagues win planning journal’s most innovative paper award

September 11, 2015

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor David Sloane and PhD alumni Ellen Shiau and Bryce Lowery won an award for co-authoring the most innovative paper to appear in the academic journal Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design for 2014. The paper is titled “The Prospects and Problems of Integrating Sketch Maps with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Understand Environmental Perception: A Case Study of Mapping Youth Fear in Los Angeles Gang Neighborhoods.”


Detlof von Winterfeldt named new director of USC CREATE Homeland Security Center

August 28, 2015

Dr. Detlof von Winterfeldt has been named the new director of the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the nation’s first U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence. CREATE is jointly housed in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Dr. von Winterfeldt has served CREATE previously, as its co-founding director from 2004 to 2008.

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