Weekly Round-Up: NEWS

AROUND CAMPUS…

New Athletic Building Planned

From USC News

October 30, 2010 9:00 AM

A new 110,000-square-foot building that will house meeting rooms, coaches offices and a locker room for the football program, as well as an academic center, weight room, athletic training room and state-of-the-art digital media production facility for all of USC’s 21 sports will be built directly west of Heritage Hall on the USC campus. Read More>

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AROUND THE CORNER…

Found at http://arch-pubs.usc.edu/CELA2011/conference-theme/

Crises abound in every global mega-city, but also in other cities and towns in which a sense of abandonment and helplessness replaces former self-sufficiency and confidence. What can be the future of urbanity? How can we understand “our nature” within larger nature? How is caring for life on the land both an amazing heritage and an astounding responsibility? This conference seeks to further our understanding of ourselves as part of nature, and how we ask critical questions about this in our design, research, and teaching. Read More / Visit Conference Website>

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MUST READ OF THE WEEK….

TOD, gentrification, Treehugger and why environmental justice advocates get annoyed with so-called environmentalists

Dr. Lisa Schweitzer. 10/31/10 post on transit and environmental justice.

Read Full Post by Dr. Schweitzer>

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AROUND TOWN…

From: www.labusinessjournal.com/news/2010/nov/01/fight-path/

Fight Path

Westchester businesses fear northern expansion

By David Haldane

When a plan to modernize Los Angeles International Airport died five years ago, nearby business owners were relieved. They had feared any airport expansion would overwhelm their neighborhoods.

But a new airport modernization plan, released in October, is bringing the controversy back – with graver concerns. Westchester store owners believe the plan will lead to… Read Full Story>

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