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New inquiry highlights important lessons from Detroit for other American cities

December 2, 2016

Shining a light on the strategies and leadership driving the revitalization of Detroit, a new inquiry by The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy examines the potential relevance of these forces for other American cities and their significance for national urban policy and practice. The analysis, undertaken in partnership with The Kresge Foundation and published in the Winter Issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), contends that the work underway to transform Detroit represents a potent force for change for legacy cities in the American Rustbelt, and that all cities can learn a great deal from the experience of Detroit.

Elizabeth Graddy elected to National Academy of Public Administration

November 17, 2016

Elizabeth Graddy – USC’s Vice Provost of Academic and Faculty Affairs and professor at the Price School of Public Policy – has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), in recognition of her significant scholarly contributions to the field. Established in 1967, NAPA consists of professional and academic leaders in public management, and is chartered by the U.S. Congress to assist federal, state and local governments in improving their effectiveness, efficiency and accountability.

Faculty Research Update: October 2016

October 28, 2016

A compilation of recent grant awards, accolades, presentations, journal publications and other notable news about Price School faculty and their research. Click here to read the September update » Publications Aguila, E, Kapteyn E, Tassot C. Designing Cash Transfer Programs for an Older Population: The Mexican Case. Journal of the Economics of Ageing. Hong A, Boarnet MG, Houston D. (2016) New light rail transit and active travel: A longitudinal study. Transportation Research Part A: Policy […]

Professor Geraldine Knatz, left, receives the Bruckman 
Award  from the L.A. Public Library with coauthor 
Naomi Hirahara, right.

Terminal Island’s lost communities find recognition in book by USC’s Knatz

October 26, 2016

When USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Geraldine Knatz and coauthor Naomi Hirahara started writing the historical book Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor, they had no sense of the significance of the project. Now, the book has received two prestigious accolades: the Bruckman Award for Excellence in a Book about Los Angeles from the Los Angeles Public Library; and the Award of Merit for Scholar/Authorship from the Conference of California Historical Societies.

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