Past Events

Past Events

Thu., Sept. 30, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
“Participation, Deliberation, and Representation in the Policy Process.”
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, Room 215

As the first of this year’s Speaker Series, SPPD’s Committee on Innovative Governance presents Harvard University’s Archon Fung, who will discuss various aspects of policy process. All are invited; lunch is included.

Fri. & Sat., Oct. 1 & 2, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
“Civic Engagement in the 21st Century: Toward a Scholarly and Practical Agenda”
Davidson Conference Center

SPPD’s Civic Engagement Initiative, in conjunction with USC’s Jesse Unruh Institute, is hosting this two-day workshop. The event brings together some of the nation’s top scholars to explore the means, modes and meaning of civic engagement in a changing world. By invitation only. For information, contact Carol Baker Tharp, 213/821-3181 (ctharp@usc.edu)

Tue, Oct. 5, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Urban Growth Seminar Series
Lew Hall Auditorium

Jennifer Wolch discusses: “Green Visions: Integrated Habitat Conservation, Watershed Health, and Recreational Open Space Planning for Southern California” and Clara Irazabal responds. Attendance is free. RSVP not required.

Thu., Oct. 14, 12-1:30 p.m.
Innovative Governance Speaker Series
“Governance, Technology and Institutions”
Lewis Hall, Rm 308

Jane Fountain, from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, is this month’s speaker. All are invited. Lunch is free.

Thu., October 28, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“Challenges in Improving Latino College Enrollment: Opportunities for Systemic Change”
Davidson Conference Center

The conference, sponsored by the USC Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, will identify specific issues that policy makers and community leaders can address to affect education opportunity and access for Latinos. Early Bird registration is $39 through October 15. For event details and registration, visit www.trpi.org

Fri., Nov. 5th, 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Lewis Hall Auditorium
“Globalization, Urbanization and Development: A Conversation”

SPPD presents a conversation among five renowned urban scholars. Q & A welcome. Participants are:

  • Nezar Al-Sayyad, Depts of Architecture & City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
  • Tridib Banerjee, SPPD
  • Manuel Castells, Annenberg School of Communication & SPPD
  • Clara Irazabal, SPPD
  • Ananya Roy, Dept of City & Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

Tues., Nov. 9th, 11:30 am-1 pm
The Gallery of Lewis Hall
Opening Reception: “Documenting the Urban Sensorium: East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and Breed Street”

Maps, audio, videotape and photographs of East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue provide insight into the lives of the people who make up this ethnically rich, commercially vibrant destination for immigrants.

Wed., Nov. 10th, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“Citizen Organizing in Cyberspace”

Presented by Lori Brainard of George Washington University’s School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
Lunch provided.

Fri., Nov. 12th, 6:30-8 pm
Seeley G. Mudd Building 123
Debate: “Capitalism: Is There a Moral Alternative?”

Dr. Andrew Bernstein,
Pace University Professor of Philosophy
Vs.
Dr. Peter Robertson,
USC Professor of Social Policy Planning.
Sponsored by the USC Objectivist Club.

Tue., Nov. 16th, 12:15-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 101
“Smart Growth in Southern California: How Pasadena Made It Happen; How Ventura Will Make It Happen”

Rick Cole, city manager of Ventura, and William Fulton, SPPD senior scholar, will discuss the recent successes and possible future of “Smart Growth” urban development in Southern California. SPPD Dean Dan Mazmanian will respond.

Wed., Nov. 17th, 11am-3pm
19900 MacArthur Blvd.
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92612
“Non-Profit & Public Finance Symposium”
Independent financial and investment advisors Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates will bring together non-profit and finance professionals for presentations and discussion. Guests and speakers include Dr. Kathleen Connell, former California State Controller, and Steve Juarez of the J. Paul Getty Trust.
R.S.V.P. to Michelle Bailes: 949.660.7320 or mbailes@fieldman.com.
Lunch and refreshments provided.

Thurs., Nov. 18, 8:30 am-
4:15 pm
Town & Gown
“Reducing the Risks and Consequences of Terrorism”
This first public conference by USC’s Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) will provide homeland security leaders with an opportunity to discuss the evolving terrorist threat, share information, and generate new solutions and responses to terrorism. For more information on this invitation-only event, please e-mail gribben@usc.edu or visit www.usc.edu/create.

Wed., Dec. 1, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“Representing the Policy Significance of Demographic Change: An Exercise in PowerPoint Design”
Professor Dowell Myers and Ph.D. candidate Liang Wei give a presentation on immigration and demographics, then deliver an annotated version of the presentation that highlights the fundamentals of good PowerPoint design.
Lunch provided.
RSVP to lbakabak@usc.edu by end-of-day November 29.
Sponsored by the Institute for Civic Enterprise.

Thurs., Dec. 2, 4-6 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“Educating Cities”
Pilar Figueras, general secretary of the Barcelona-based International Association of Educating Cities, will talk about this organization and its role in affiliated cities. More than 200 cities worldwide (none of them in the U.S.) are members of the organization. For more information on Educating Cities, please visit its Web site.

Fri., Jan. 14, 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Lewis Hall 101
Doctoral Student Forum

SPPD faculty offer presentations and lead discussions on topics related to doctoral education, including writing and getting published; negotiating the path to exams, dissertation, and beyond; and the introduction of SPPD’s new Ph.D. program.
Lunch provided.
Limited to SPPD doctoral students and faculty.

Tue., Jan. 18, 12:15-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 101
“Still Stuck in Traffic”

Anthony Downs, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and visiting fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, will discuss his latest book, “Still Stuck in Traffic”, in which he argues that urban lifestyles and development will have to continue to accommodate traffic congestion. SPPD professor and METRANS director Genevieve Giuliano will respond.
Part of the Urban Growth Seminar Series. Co-sponsored by METRANS.
Free admission.

Wed., Jan. 19, 3:30-5 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“The Impact of Different Organizational Forms of Road Public Transport on Distance Covered and Atmospheric Pollution”

Marco Diana, postdoctoral fellow at INRETS (The French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research), will discuss the possibility of decreasing distances traveled by buses and their associated emissions by changing the organizational form of public transport service.
Sponsored by METRANS and the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Refreshments served.

Wed., Jan. 26, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 209
“Some of the Arts of Political Analysis”

SPPD senior scholar and political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe talks about her work.
Lunch provided.
RSVP to lbakabak@usc.edu by end-of-day Monday, Jan. 24.
Sponsored by the Institute for Civic Enterprise.

Fri., Jan. 28, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 209
“The Risk and Return to Owning Housing and ‘Hedonic’ Spatial Equilibrium”

Tracey Seslen, lecturer in the USC Marshall School of Business, discusses her work.
Lunch provided.
RSVP to tibayan@usc.edu.
Part of the Lusk Center for Real Estate Research Seminar Series.

Tue., Feb. 1, 12:15-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 101
California Demographic Futures and Its Policy Implications: The 2005 Mid-Decade Report
Professor Dowell Myers and Julie Park will discuss the release of the California Demographic Futures projections and their possible policy and social implications.
Part of the Urban Growth Seminar Series.

Wed., Feb. 2, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“Doing Fieldwork”

Join SPPD faculty members as they discuss how they do fieldwork, whether it’s in the community, the archives, or the physical environment.
Open to graduate students only. Lunch provided.
RSVP to lbakbak@usc.edu.
Sponsored by the Institute for Civic Enterprise.

Fri., Feb. 4, 9:30 am-6 pm
Sacramento
SPPD State Capitol Career Day

Join fellow SPPD alumni and students in learning more about job opportunities in the state capitol. Click here to learn more about this free event.
RSVP here by January 28.

Wed., Feb. 9, 1:30-5 pm
Davidson Conference Center
“Mobility in the Metropolis: Making the Most of What We Have”
The METRANS annual research conference will focus on recent research on improving the productivity of both goods and passenger transport. Panel presentations are followed by project demonstrations and a reception.
Free admission.
For more information, visit www.metrans.org or contact Alix Traver at 562.296.1174.

Fri., Feb. 11, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 215
“The Changing Face of Concentrated Poverty”
USC geography professor Jennifer Wolch, co-director of the Sustainable Cities program, and Nathan Sessoms talk about their work. Part of the Lusk Center for Real Estate Research Seminar Series.
Lunch served.
RSVP to tibayan@usc.edu.

Tue., Feb. 15, 12:15-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 101
Implications of Oregon’s Measure 37 for Planning and Property Rights
Robert Stacey of 1000 Friends of Oregon, John Matsusaka of the Initiative and Referendum Institute, and SPPD Professor Peter Gordon will address issues of property rights and governance in light of Oregon’s recent Measure 37. SPPD senior scholar William Fulton will respond. Attendance is free.

Wed., Feb. 16, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 101
“Sexuality and Sexual Function Among Long-term Survivors of Cervical Cancer”

SPPD Professor Howard Greenwald discusses his work. Sponsored by the Institute for Civic Enterprise. Lunch served.
RSVP to lbakabak@usc.edu.

Thur., Feb. 17, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“Privatization and Performance-based Contracting in Public Welfare Programs”

Professor Carolyn J. Heinrich of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs discusses her work.
Part of the Committee on Innovative Governance Speaker Series.
Faculty Salon, 4-6 pm
University Club Room E

Ongoing, weekdays 9 am-5 pm
The Gallery of Lewis Hall
“Documenting the Urban Sensorium: East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and Breed Street”

Maps, audio, videotape and photographs of East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue provide insight into the lives of the people who make up this ethnically rich, commercially vibrant destination for immigrants. Runs through February.

Fri., Feb. 25, 9:30-11 am
Lewis Hall 101
“Financing Infrastructure With State Funds: A Bottomless Well in Trouble”

Steven Spears of The SAER Group discusses his work. Sponsored by the Keston Institute for Infrastructure.
Breakfast available at 8:30.
RSVP to April Gallegos at 213.740.2695.

Fri.-Sat., Feb. 25-26
8:30 am-6 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“Public Finance and the Urban Economy”

The Annual Rena Sivitanidou Research Symposium features presentations, speakers, and a mountain hike.
Sponsored by the Lusk Center for Real Estate.
RSVP to Nina Tibayan at 213.740.0969.

Tue., Mar. 1, 12:15-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 101
“The High Cost of Free Parking”
UCLA professor Donald Shoup examines the impacts of subsidized parking on urban planning. Architect Stefanos Polyzoides responds.
Urban Growth Seminar Series.

Wed., Mar. 2, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“How Grouping of Options Can Distort Judgment and Decision Making”

Craig R. Fox of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management discusses partition dependence in decision analysis, resource allocation, and consumer choice.
An Institute for Civic Enterprise Research Seminar.
Lunch provided. RSVP to lbakabak@usc.edu.

Fri., Mar. 4, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 209
“The Effects of the Community Reinvestment Act on Local Communities”

Bob Avery of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors discusses his work.
Lusk Center Research Seminar Series. Lunch provided.
RSVP to tibayan@usc.edu.

Tue., Mar. 8, 12:15-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 101
“Two Urban Challenges in Rio De Janeiro: The Informal City of the “Favelas” and Barra Da Tijuca’s Modernist Urban Sprawl”

Alfredo Sirkis, president of the Pereira Passos Urban Planning Institute, discusses his work. SPPD professor Tridib Banerjee responds.
Urban Growth Seminar Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the USC Center for Economic Development.

Tue., Mar. 22, 12-2 pm
The Regency Club
10900 Wilshire Boulevard
“Mobilizing for Social Change: Impacting Policy, Politics and the Legislative Agenda”

Timothy Wirth, president of the United Nations Foundation, delivers a keynote address.
Reservations req’d by March 4.
$50 fee includes luncheon & parking.
E-mail cppp2@usc.edu or call 213.821.1262 to reserve.
Part of The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy Distinguished Speakers Series.

Thu., Mar. 24, 2-3:30 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“The Economics of Homeland Security Expenditures: Foundational Expected Cost-Benefit Approaches”

Scott Farrow, chief economist for the U.S. Government Accountability Office, presents six expected value models involving government expenditures and homeland security investments. From the Institute for Civic Enterprise and the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE).
Refreshments served. RSVP to lbakabak@usc.edu.

Fri., Apr. 1, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 215
“A New Approach to Measuring the Effects of Infrastructure on Regional Economic Performance”

SPPD research associate and Ph.D. candidate Soojung Kim discusses her work.
Lunch served. RSVP to tibayan@usc.edu.
Lusk Center for Real Estate Spring 2005 Research
Seminar Series.

Tue., Apr. 5, 12-1:30 pm
California State Library
900 N Street, Room 340
Sacramento
“The Governor’s IT Vision for California”

Gregory Curtin, director of SPPD’s e-governance lab, and Clark Kelso, chief information officer for the State of California, provide an overview of the governor’s information technology plan for California.
Lunch served. RSVP to jhust@library.ca.gov.
Sponsored by the USC California Policy Institute.

Wed., Apr. 13, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“Sacramento as a Strategic Site: Studying and Affecting Policy, Planning, and Development in the Sixth Largest Economy in the World”

Richard Callahan, director of SPPD’s State Capital and Leadership Programs; SPPD senior scholar Sherry Bebitch Jeffe; and Walter Zelman, director of the USC California Policy Institute, discuss their Sacramento-based work.
Lunch served. RSVP to lbakabak@usc.edu.
Sponsored by the Institute for Civic Enterprise.

Wed., Apr. 20, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 219
“Los Angeles and Berlin: Opposite Realities But Similar Policy Discourses: How Can That Be?”

Deike Peters, METRANS visiting scholar and postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Technical University of Berlin, discusses the similar planning approaches employed by these dissimilar cities.
Bring a lunch; refreshments will be served. Contact Lauren Siniawer for more information.

Fri., Apr. 22, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 215
“Household Formation and Homeownership Attainment: Deciphering Recent Trends in Rising Homeownership”

SPPD Professor Dowell Myers and researcher Zhou Yu discuss their work. Lunch served.
Please RSVP to tibayan@usc.edu.
Lusk Center for Real Estate Spring 2005 Research Seminar Series.

Wed., Apr. 27, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“Ghost Metropolis: Using Multimedia in Scholarly Research”

Philip J. Ethington, professor of history in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, discusses his work.
Lunch served. Please RSVP to lbakabak@usc.edu.
Sponsored by the Institute for Civic Enterprise.

Thu., Apr. 28, 3-4:30 pm
Lewis Hall 215
“Infrastructure Development in North Korea”

Won Bae Kim, senior fellow at the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements and visiting scholar at SPPD, discusses the need for, and a strategic approach to, infrastructure development in North Korea.
Reception follows. Please contact April Gallegos at aprilg@usc.edu or 213.740.2695 to register.

Thu., May 12, 7:30 pm
The Huntington Library,
San Marino
“Sixty Myths in Search of
a City”

SPPD associate professor Greg Hise delivers The Huntington Library’s annual Haynes Foundation lecture. Admission is free.
For more information, visit www.huntington.org.

Mon., May 23, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Davidson Conference Center
“Planning for the Well-Being of Children in California”

SPPD’s Population Dynamics Research Group presents the 18th Annual USC Demographic Workshop. Register online by clicking here. For more information, contact Kris Ihori
at 213.821.1518 or kihori@usc.edu.

Tue., Aug. 30, 12:15-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 101
“Global Gateway Regions: America’s Third Century Strategy”

Mark Pisano, Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Governments, discusses intra-regional collaboration for large-scale infrastructure investments. Attendance is free. Part of the Urban Growth Seminar Series.

Fri., Sep. 2, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 215
“A House Price is not a Home Price: Land, Structures, and the Macroeconomy”

The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate’s Fall 2005 Research Seminar Series presents UC Berkeley professor Thomas Davidoff. Box lunch provided. RSVP to Nina Tibayan.

Fri., Sep. 9, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 215
“Income Inequality and Housing Affordability”
The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate’s Fall 2005 Research Seminar Series presents Duke University professor Jacob Vigdor. Box lunch provided. RSVP to Nina Tibayan.

Wed., Sep. 14, 12–1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 215
“Speculative Development’s Beneficial Role in Shaping Our Cities–From Ancient Rome to San Francisco of the 1950s”

The Institute for Civic Enterprise hosts SPPD professor emeritus William Baer. Lunch served. RSVP to lbakabak@usc.edu.

Thu., Sep. 15, 12-1:30 pm
Doheny Library Intellectual Commons
“Networks of Civic Engagement: Comparing the Social Networks Engendered by Differing Voluntary Associations”
SPPD research associate professor Chris Weare presents research findings.
Sponsored by the Civic Engagement Initiative.
Lunch will be served. RSVP to kitsuse@usc.edu.

Mon., Sep. 19, 4-8 pm
VKC Courtyard
“Engage L.A.”

USC students can find opportunities and build skills for local civic and political involvement. Featuring panels and keynote remarks by California State Assembly-
member Mark Ridley-Thomas (48th district). Dinner and refreshments served.
Co-sponsored by the USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and the USC Community Based Learning Collaborative.
RSVP to (213) 743-5262.

Tue., Sep. 20, 12:15–1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 101
“For a Few Dollars Less: Winners, Losers, Planners, and Walmart Supercenters”

UCLA urban planning professor Randall Crane and doctoral student Michael Manville discuss their research. Hilda Kennedy, former economic development manager for the City of Inglewood, and Marlon Boarnet, UC Irvine professor of planning, respond. Part of the Urban Growth Seminar series.

Wed., Sep. 21, 11:30 am-
1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 219
“Foundations for Los Angeles? An Analysis of the Scale, Scope and Reach of Foundation Philanthropy in Los Angeles County”

James Ferris, SPPD professor and director of the Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, presents research findings.

Fri., Sep. 23, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 215
“History as Luxury Good: Who Pays for Preservation?”

SPPD professor Chris Redfearn discusses the impact of historic designation on housing markets. Box lunch served.
RSVP to tibayan@usc.edu.
Lusk Center for Real Estate Fall 2005 Research Seminar Series.

SPPD Faculty to Discuss Hurricane Katrina
On Tuesday, September 27, from noon to 2 p.m., SPPD faculty members will discuss the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the fields of planning, public administration, public policy, health management and policy, and real estate development.
RSVP to Brian Zepeda by Monday, September 26 to ensure a seat in the Lewis Hall auditorium. Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

Wed., Sep. 28, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 209
“The Quiet Crisis in Transportation Finance”

Martin Wachs, UC Berkeley professor of civil and environmental engineering/city and regional planning, will deliver a lecture jointly sponsored by the USC Keston Institute for Infrastructure and METRANS. Lunch served.
RSVP to jacquett@usc.edu.

Weekdays 9 am-5 pm
The Gallery of Lewis Hall
“Displaying Ethnic Los Angeles: Small Business Owners & Vernacular Visual Merchandising”

Photographs by SPPD professor Martin Krieger and Peter Reiss. Exhibit runs through September.
For more information, call
(213) 740-0350.

Tue., Oct. 4, 12:15-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 101
“From Enclave to Urban Institution: The University, the City, and Land”

Wim Wiewel, Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs, University of Baltimore, and David C. Perry, Professor and Director of Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago, will discuss their new book, “Universities as Urban Developers: Case Studies and Analysis.” SPPD Professor Raphael Bostic will respond. An SPPD Urban Growth Seminar.
For information, contact seggebra@usc.edu.

Tue., Oct. 4, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“Connecting Neighborhood Councils and City Agencies: Trust-Building Through the Learning and Design Forum Process”

SPPD doctoral student Pradeep Kathi presents research findings. Lunch served.
RSVP to lillich@usc.edu.

SPPD Celebrates USC Festival 125 October 6-7
The School of Policy, Planning, and Development hosts a number of exciting events during USC Festival 125 this Thursday and Friday. Please join SPPD faculty, staff, students and their families for panel discussions, presentations, exhibits, and refreshments. For a complete listing of events, click here and choose “Policy, Planning, and Development.”

Wed., Oct. 12, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“State and Space in Architectural History”

SPPD associate professor
Greg Hise presents research findings at this Institute for Civic Enterprise Research Seminar. USC art history professor Diane Ghirardo comments. Lunch served.
RSVP to mia.richard@usc.edu by Friday, October 7.

Fri., Oct. 14, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 219
“Forced Sales and Farmland Prices: Testing for Discrimination against Black and Small Farmers”

Richard Green, director of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at The George Washington University, is the featured speaker at this Lusk Center for Real Estate Research Seminar Series. Lunch served.
RSVP to tibayan@usc.edu.

Mon., Oct. 17, 2-4 pm
Davidson Conference Center Boardroom
“Proposition Exposition”

The California Policy Institute hosts a public forum on three November ballot measures: 74 (teacher tenure), 76 (budget reform), and 77 (redistricting). Co-sponsored by SPPD, USC Rossier School of Education, USC Marshall School of Business, and USC Annenberg School for Communication.
For more information, call
Lori Reifschneider at (916)
442-6911.

Tue., Oct. 18, 12:15-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 101
“Planning for a Disaster Resistant L.A.: Lessons from Katrina and Other Catastrophes”

Ken Topping, president of Topping Associates International, and William Siembieda, planning professor at California Polytechnic State University, will talk about their experiences with disaster recovery, interpretation of the situation following Hurricane Katrina, and major lessons for planners to minimize impacts of future disaster in the Los Angeles region. Richard Little, director of the USC Keston Institute for Infrastructure, responds.
RSVP not required. For information, contact seggebra@usc.edu.

Thu., Oct. 20, 12-1:30 pm
Doheny Intellectual Commons
“Immigration, Religion, and Conservative Politics in America”

Janelle Wong, assistant professor in the USC Department of Political Science, discusses her research proposal. Part of the Civic Engagement Initiative Workshop Series. Lunch served.
RSVP to cei@usc.edu by October 17th.

Thu., Oct. 20, 2-3:30 pm
Davidson Conference Center
Lusk Center Fall Reception

Join Lusk Center board members, Lusk Mentors, USC real estate alumni, and students for the center’s Fall Networking Reception.
RSVP to Sarah Oesterle at oesterle@usc.edu or 213.821.5468.

Wed., Oct. 26, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“Elitism, Pluralism, or Resource Dependency: Patterns of Environmental Philanthropy Among Private Foundations in California”

The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy Fall Seminar Series hosts SPPD Professor Shui Yan Tang. Lunch served.
RSVP to cppp@usc.edu no later than 1 pm Monday, October 24.

Thu., Oct. 27, 8:15 am-12 pm
Davidson Conference Center
Los Angeles County 2005 Infrastructure Report Card

The USC Keston Institute for Infrastructure and the USC Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, along with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) L.A. Section, release this annual report on the county’s infrastructure.
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Tue., Nov. 1, 12:15-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 101
“A Once-in-a-Century Urban Opportunity: What $13 Billion in School Bonds Will Allow Us to Do”

David Abel, president of New Schools Better Neighborhoods, will present opportunities for creating more livable communities through strategic investments in neighborhood-centered schools.
RSVP is not required.
For information, contact seggebra@usc.edu.

Wed., Nov. 2, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“Working at the Ports: Photographic Documentation of Industrial Los Angeles”

The Institute for Civic Enterprise presents SPPD Professor Martin Krieger, who will talk about his exhibit of photographs on display in the Lewis Hall Gallery.
RSVP to miar@usc.edu.

Thu., Nov. 3, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 308
“Descriptive Representation of Neighborhood-Based Associations: The Case of Neighborhood Councils in the City of Los Angeles”

Kyu-Nahm Jun presents research findings. Part of the Civic Engagement Initiative Workshop Series. Lunch will be served.
RSVP to kitsuse@usc.edu.

Fri., Nov. 4, 12-1:30 pm
Lewis Hall 100
“Rethinking Mega-Project Development Strategies”

Professor Michael Garvin of Virginia Polytechnic Institute will deliver a lecture jointly sponsored by the USC Keston Institute for Infrastructure and the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. Lunch provided.
RSVP to Nina Tibayan.

Thu., Nov. 10, 12-1:30 pm
Doheny Intellectual Commons
“The Mis-measure of Civic Life? Volunteering as Social Capital”

The Civic Engagement Initiative presents Paul Lichterman of the USC Department of Sociology. Lunch served.
RSVP to cei@usc.edu.