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Kim leads cross-disciplinary USC initiative on race, arts and placemaking

February 15, 2017

Art may not be a traditional tool for urban planners and policymakers. But it’s one of the most important ways for Los Angeles’ communities of color to define urban spaces, according to Annette Kim, associate professor and director of the Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB) at the USC Price School of Public Policy. This belief motivated Kim to seek out colleagues from across the university to create “RAP: Race, Arts, & Placemaking” — an interdisciplinary initiative involving gatherings, courses and symposia, supported by a USC Provost Research Collaboration Fund grant.

Schaeffer, Goldman op-ed explains how CA ‘provides model’ to replace ACA

February 14, 2017

The Sacramento Bee published an op-ed by USC Trustee Leonard D. Schaeffer and Dana Goldman, USC Price professor and director of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, on how California’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act can provide a model for the rest of the country. “Congress has an opportunity to establish a long-term political legacy with viable health reform legislation in cooperation with the private sector. To make it work, they will need the nation’s health plans as fully committed partners, just as they are in California,” they wrote.

Attack on an airline or airport could cost the economy billions in losses

February 9, 2017

The potential economic losses of the recent deadly attack in the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport could top billions of dollars over the next two years, according to USC terrorism experts. “These attacks instill fear into people and fear has a cost,” said lead author Adam Rose, USC Price School of Public Policy Research Professor and faculty affiliate at CREATE. “The costs begin with a reduction in airline travel, then broaden to a reduction in tourism and then to spillover effects throughout the economy.”

Gary Painter’s research first to explore how urban mobility impacts transit use

February 8, 2017

USC Price Professor Gary Painter presented his research findings on the decline in inter- and intra-urban mobility and its impact on passenger travel at a recent METRANS seminar. Painter had long considered how the U.S. is known as a very mobile country compared to other parts of the world, particularly when it comes to immigrants. However, he began to notice that this was no longer the case — as annual internal migration rates that were around 20 percent from 1947 to 1983 had fallen to 13 percent in recent years, and recent immigrants’ mobility fell to the level of the native-born population.

James Shelton of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative speaks on preserving American Dream

February 8, 2017

Is the American dream of upward mobility on life support, as many fear? On January 25, The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy welcomed James H. Shelton, President for Education of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the former Deputy Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama, alongside colleagues Deborah Bielak and Devin Murphy of the Bridgespan Group, to share research and insights on overcoming social and economic barriers to success.

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