Five USC Price students recently participated in the Public Policy Invitational at the University of Pennsylvania, winning top honors for their citizen-oriented proposal to curb California’s unquenchable thirst for water.
How are private corporations and local cultures of entrepreneurship shaping the social, economic and built landscapes of cities?
The Hollywood Emerson College campus, which opened on Saturday, stands out as a sustainable and architectural achievement in Hollywood.
Is Los Angeles the Comeback Kid of open space development?
As Angelinos may have been aware of, the Gold Line has broken ground again and this time will move deeper into the San Gabriel Valley. This extension of Gold Line is Phase 2A […]
Today’s post showcases a short documentary film produced by managing editor Nicholas Busalacchi. The film features four urban gardeners who are taking the fight for food access, public health, and community wellbeing to the streets of Los Angeles. Starring Florence Nishida from LA Green Grounds, Al Renner from the LA Community Garden Council, and guerrilla gardeners Ron Finley and Abbie Zands.
This winter break, USC Price students traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil for an international lab to assist the State of Sao Paulo with their first comprehensive housing plan. Read on to learn more about their site visits to Sao Paulo’s favelas and the State’s efforts to house its 40 million-plus residents. Plus, an exclusive look at Price students awkwardly dancing to samba.
Across the globe municipalities and regions are struggling to finance and develop their infrastructure needs, calling for creative problem-solving on the behalf of governments seeking to address this crisis. Officials from along the Left Coast are hoping the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange will be at the center of that innovation by facilitating the development of critical regional projects in areas such as transportation and sanitation.
This weekend, artists, activists, planners, and at least two mayors converged to confront the problematic intersections of arts and gentrification at an annual summit produced by the New York non-profit Creative Time. Those in attendance supported strategies of intersectoral collaboration, resistance, disruption, and above all, grassroots advocacy.
After multiple citizen protests and an attempted lawsuit against the retailer, Wal-Mart opened on Saturday, September 14th in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. The Neighborhood Market, on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Grand Avenue, not only opposes the people’s’ interest but also threatens Chinatown’s economy.
By ELI GLAZIER, Editor, USC MPL For a number of reasons, bicycle sharing systems have become the new “must-have” thing for cities across the country. The success of the programs […]
On October 3rd, Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) organized the “Accelerate >> Los Angeles” symposium at LADOT’s headquarter, discussing the transportation system of LA. The event was formatted in two panels composed of excellent professionals from different fields of transportation, and offered an impressive night of knowledge and inspirations.
“Los Angeles, give me some of you! Los Angeles, come to me the way I came to you, my feet over the streets, you pretty town I love you so […]
A poetic journey through the Gold Line’s artwork on each stop from Union Station to South Pasadena Station
The Department of Recreation and Parks Has A New Identity and Vision for the Largest Publicly-Owned Park in Los Angeles.
By KATHERINE BRAY, Editor, USC MPL/Master of Arts Most nights, you won’t find much going on at the corner of Anaheim St. and Walnut Ave. in Long Beach. This intersection […]
By PETER KRONER, Editor, USC MPL At the heart of every great civilization lies a sophisticated, accessible, and plentiful food surplus that sustains all members of its society. In modern […]
Phototrails is telling stories about cities through Instagram metadata. Check out their Instagram Cities page to peruse their elegant visualizations and fascinating research.
Welcome to Rebuilding Troy, the USC Price urban studies forum showcasing the ideas and innovations of USC Price students and faculty.
As city planners we are not unaware of the links between the urban environment and discrepancies or inequalities in economic, social, education, and health. In fact, many of us became […]
The 2010-2012 California Household Travel Survey was released last month, and for those of us interested in how Californians are moving, there were some pleasantly surprising findings.
Remember in high school when we just got to watch movies about things we were supposed to be learning? During my Junior year English class, l recall spending two days reading […]