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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.

Kim’s new book transforms perception of public space

July 15, 2015

Ho Chi Minh City is known for having sidewalks bustling with action. Street vendors set up shop to sell a variety of foods and merchandise, creating a social atmosphere with people of different classes lingering to chat over snacks and drinks. To many city officials, it was an unsightly mess that needed to be cleared off and modernized to impress tourists. To USC Price Associate Professor Annette Kim, it was beautiful. With her newly published book Sidewalk City: Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City (University of Chicago Press, 2015), Kim uses critical cartography and spatial ethnography to provide new insights into the value and potential of this contested public space.

Ginsburg appointed to AHRQ National Advisory Council

April 29, 2015

Paul Ginsburg, Director of Public Policy at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Ginsburg also holds the Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

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.

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