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USC Schwarzenegger Institute launches Fair Maps Incubator to encourage electoral successes against gerrymandering
By Matthew Kredell Stating that redistricting reform has reached the mainstream, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy convened the Terminate Gerrymandering Summit on Jan. 10 at the University of Southern California. The summit brought together campaigners, academics and redistricting commissioners to celebrate the victories of the 2018 midterm elections and encourage efforts to put the power of drawing district lines in the hands of the people […]
Mapping Cultural Inclusion in Los Angeles workshop brings city leaders, academics together to rethink historical preservation
By Matthew Kredell Heads of Los Angeles City departments and community groups joined faculty and students in brainstorming ways to rethink historical preservation amid gentrification and urban change in December as part of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Race, Arts & Placemaking (RAP) initiative. The Mapping Cultural Inclusion in Los Angeles workshop was convened by USC Price Associate Professor Annette Kim, who leads RAP, and her RAP collaborator, Karen Mack, executive director […]
USC Price School joins Public Affairs Diversity Alliance with goal to broaden representation among faculty
By Matthew Kredell The USC Price School of Public Policy has joined five other top public policy schools to launch the Public Affairs Diversity Alliance, a joint commitment to hire postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups and provide them the support and mentorship needed to successfully transition into faculty positions. “The overall importance of the Alliance is that we’re trying to get a more broadly represented faculty,” said USC Price Dean Jack H. Knott. “We have […]
By Cristy Lytal How do communities of color claim urban space through design, media, the arts and cultural practice? USC’s Race, Arts and Placemaking (RAP) initiative will be exploring this topic for the next three years with a new infusion of funding from the USC Office of the Provost, the USC Price School of Public Policy and a generous donor. “I am excited and encouraged by this sign of support from the Provost and the […]
By Cristy Lytal USC junior Alec Vandenberg is doing his part to end homelessness—whether on Skid Row or in USC’s Leavey Library. “We have human rights violations in our backyard,” said Vandenberg. “And I think it’s just really fundamental: to have a just society, the least that we can do is to guarantee everyone access to a home and that basic decency.”Vandenberg first developed an interest in public policy while researching current issues as a […]
By Cristy Lytal As housing director of Clifford Beers Housing, Vanessa Luna is celebrating a career milestone: the grand opening of an apartment development that’s just down the street from her alma mater, USC. Called King 1101 Apartments, the sustainably designed building features 25 units of supportive housing for military veterans and low-income families that were formerly homeless, and includes access to on-site social services, a 24/7 property manager, a community room and kitchen, retail […]
There’s a first time for everything, and in Carmen Gomez’s case, that meant being elected to the Paramount Unified School District Board — her first shot at running for public office. Gomez was sworn in Dec. 10 by USC Price School Dean Jack H. Knott.
The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate held a Research Awards Symposium on Dec. 5, with faculty and doctoral students presenting and discussing the research they have been working on through grants from the center.