USC Price School of Public Policy


How would you design a more walkable Hollywood Boulevard?

July 9, 2018

Two planning studios offered by USC Price worked collaboratively to examine the same real-world scenario from differing perspectives. Each course required MPL students to address the possibility of turning the area of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive into a pedestrian plaza — with one class performing a site analysis and developing designs for two closure scenarios, while another class developed a multi-modal transportation plan to support the concept.

CPPP releases compendium of summaries on foundation governance, leadership, strategy

July 9, 2018

The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy has released the 2018 edition of “Foundation Governance, Leadership and Strategy: An Annotated Bibliography,” a collection of summary reports focused on foundations and philanthropy. For the past 15 years, the center has facilitated intimate discussions on critical issues facing philanthropy by bringing the lead executives of 12 of the largest and most prominent foundations together. As part of those events, the center identifies and summarizes important reports, […]

Knott, Schwarzenegger share climate change expertise at R20 Austrian World Summit

June 25, 2018

USC Price School of Public Policy Dean Jack H. Knott and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently spoke at the R20 Austrian World Summit, which brought together international leaders from politics, business, civil society and academia to present solutions for tackling climate change and fostering innovative financial mechanisms at the sub-national level.

Myers compares U.S. demographic changes to CA

June 22, 2018

Courthouse News Service quoted Dowell Myers of the USC Price School about the changing demographics of the United States compared to the demographic changes that have occurred in California over the past 30 years.

Lewis named 2018 USC community achievement honoree for promoting cultural competency inside classroom and beyond

June 19, 2018

As the school year came to a close, representatives from three university student organizations showed up at a class taught by USC Price School of Public Policy Professor LaVonna Lewis and announced she had been chosen as the recipient of the 2018 Student Government Community Achievement Award — in recognition of faculty who have gone above and beyond for their students.

Southers speaks at Malta forum on criminal justice approaches to reducing extremism

June 19, 2018

Professor Erroll Southers, director of the Safe Communities Institute at the USC Price School of Public Policy, brought his expertise in homegrown violent extremism to Malta in April for a workshop offered by the Global Counterterrorism Forum, a collection of 29 countries and the European Union aiming to reduce people’s vulnerability to terrorism worldwide.

USC Price students think globally in the Policy Analysis Practicum

June 19, 2018

Thanks to the year-long Policy Analysis Practicum, Master of Public Policy students from the USC Price School added a new line to their résumés: consultants for high-level domestic and international clients, including government agencies, municipalities, nonprofits, foundations, and more.