Archive for March, 2013

Perez-Estolano named to CA High-Speed Rail Authority Board

The Los Angeles Times reported that Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Katherine Perez-Estolano, adjunct faculty member at the USC Price School of Public Policy, to the board of directors for the California High-Speed Rail Authority

USC Price adjunct faculty appointed to CA High-speed Rail Authority

The Fresno Bee reported that Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Katherine Perez-Estolano, adjunct faculty member at the USC Price School of Public Policy, to the board of directors for the California High-Speed Rail Authority. The San Luis Obispo Tribune also ran a story.

LA Times cites USC research on reversal of immigrant influx in LA

ABC News featured a study by Professor Dowell Myers of the USC Price School, John Pitkin of USC’s Population Dynamics Research Group and colleagues, showing a reversal of the long-running influx of immigrants into Los Angeles. “It’s an extraordinary moment in Los Angeles history — everything we know about L.A. will change,” Myers said. Reason also featured the research.

Myers research on changing LA demographics highlighted in Reason

Reason cited a study by USC Price Professor Dowell Myers, director of USC’s Population Dynamics Research Group, on Los Angeles County’s immigrant demographics.

Shaping the World

A Message from USC Price Dean Jack H. Knott Welcome to the March 2013 edition of USC Price News. In the past two months, the Price School launched four exciting new initiatives: a partnership with the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, a memorandum of understanding with leaders of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, to promote joint research and education, a polling partnership with the Los […]

Painter elected president of real estate and urban economics association

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Gary Painter was recently elected president of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA).

Q&A with Noah Dormady, PhD ’12

After graduating with his PhD in Policy, Planning, and Development from USC Price in 2012, Noah Dormady accepted a tenure-track position at Ohio State University, where he is now an Assistant Professor at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs. He has taught courses in policy analysis and environmental/energy policy, and is conducting research related to carbon auction designs and electricity markets. What was the topic of your dissertation at USC Price? And, what are […]

METRANS receives $3.7 million Volvo grant to study urban freight

The USC METRANS Transportation Center has received a $3.7 million grant from the Volvo Research and Educational Foundation to establish a Center of Excellence in urban freight research. The center, called Metrofreight, will research ways to streamline the transportation, handling and storage of goods in city centers while working to reduce the impact on traffic congestion, air quality and urban livability.

Price students address childhood obesity at national policy competition

A team of graduate students from the USC Price School of Public Policy is headed to Washington, D.C., to compete in the final round of the first Policy Solutions Challenge USA on March 23 and 24 at American University. Jacquelyn Chou, Paul Chung, Julia Johnson and Rhett-Alexander Paranay already took home first place at the West regional competition in February. The topic for the challenge is the growing epidemic of childhood obesity.

USC Price partners with U.N. program for urban development

Under a recently signed agreement between the UN-HABITAT: Habitat Partner University Initiative (HPUI) and the USC Price School of Public Policy, graduate and undergraduate Price students may soon undertake internships in Nairobi, Kenya, delving into initiatives related to climate-change and local economic development. The opportunities are part of an effort to provide training and resources for sustainable urban development worldwide. These internships are the first phase of the partnership between the Price School and the […]