About the Authors


Kabira Stokes Hochberg is in her second year of completing a Master of Public Policy at USC Price, with a focus on Justice System Reform and Environmental Governance. Prior to her masters degree, Stokes Hochberg worked with local – as well as international – non-profits, and then in city government. While in school, she works with Green For All, a national organization dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. She graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Spanish, and has studied in Ecuador and the United Kingdom. She wrote the Green Pathways Home policy memo as a portion of an issue diagnosis for her MPP Practicum Project.

Kiyomi Burchill is a first year Master of Public Administration student at USC Price. Based in Sacramento, she currently works as a policy consultant in the California Senate. She joined the Senate as a California Senate Fellow after completing her undergraduate studies at Stanford University. This paper was originally prepared for “Public Sector Economics” taught by Robert Ingenito.

John Mimms is a first year Master of Planning candidate at USC Price, specifically in the design tract. Mimms completed his undergraduate degree at Columbia University in the City of New York with a B.A. in Urban Studies and an Architecture concentration. He plans to pursue a career in urban design, concentrating on how to create successful communities. Mimms’ paper looks at the Gregory Ain’s Mar Vista Tract housing development in Mar Vista, especially as it is an expression of Ain’s values of community and equality. Composed of around fifty small homes with identical floor plans, but in various layouts, the development provides an interesting and successful alternative to the traditional suburban single family home.

Brian Neman is a Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) Candidate at USC’s School of Policy, Planning & Development, and also completed his undergraduate work at USC in the fields of Biological Sciences & Entrepreneurship. Most recently, Brian returned from Jerusalem, Israel where he worked directly with the management team of Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. Oramed is currently developing its Oral Insulin capsule in an effort to treat Diabetes Mellitus. Neman is focused on pursuing the biotechnology industry upon graduation from the program, and is excited about the international opportunities for entrepreneurship. He composed this publication in PPD 557: Quantitative Analysis, a course taught by Professor Graddy.

Michael J. Tornabene is a student in the Master of Real Estate Development program at USC Price, focusing on financial modeling, market analysis, and government initiatives within development. Michael’s current work with the William J. Clinton Foundation’s Building Retrofit Program, in addition to his prior experience in preservation architecture, allows him to continue to address the complex issues surrounding the adaptive reuse and rehabilitation of historic structures, sustainability within the built environment, and contextual real estate development. His paper analyzes trends in the adaptive reuse of historic structures by focusing on three themes of the federal program as applied within California. Through themes including preservation trends over time, location based analysis, and rent data, the paper presents an analysis of the broader market for rehabilitation and adaptive reuse.