Bedrosian Center

David Sloane



urban planning, policy, and history, and community health planning and policy

Sol Price School of Public Policy
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, 313

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David Sloane is a professor in the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. Dr. Sloane researches issues related to community health, public safety, and commemoration from both historical and contemporary perspectives. He has written extensively about neighborhood level institutions and activities, especially related to food systems, street gangs, and public memory. Much of his work explores issues of collaboration and change, looking at how community advocates can mobilize to affect their environments, and thus their well-being. He has written two books and edited a third, as well as publishing many articles in professional journals. He received his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MA and Ph.D. from Syracuse University. Professor Sloane serves as an associate editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association. He currently serves on board of directors of the Los Angeles Regional Planning History Group, and did so formerly on the boards of the Vernacular Architectural Forum and the Community Health Councils, Inc.

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Selected Publications:

  • DC Sloane, editor. Planning Los Angeles, Chicago: Planners Press, 2012.
  • K Hennigan, DC Sloane. Improving Civil Gang Injunctions: How Implementation Can Affect Outcomes. Accepted for publication in Criminology & Public Policy 12/1 (February 2013).
  • LB Lewis, L Galloway-Gilliam, G Flynn, J Nomachi, LC Keener, DC Sloane. “Transforming the urban food desert from the grassroots up: A model for community change,” Journal of Family and Community Health; 34 S1 (2011): S92-S101.
  • DC Sloane, “Landscapes of Health and Rejuvenation.” In, W Deverell & G Hise, eds., A Companion to Los Angeles (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010): 438-460.
  • DC Sloane. “From Congestion to Sprawl: Planning and Health in Historical Context.” Journal of the American Planning Association, 72/1 (Winter 2006): 10-18.
  •  DC Sloane. “’Not Designed Merely to Heal’: Progressive Reformers and Children’s Hospitals.” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 4/4 (October 2005): 331-354.
  • DC Sloane, AL Diamant, LB Lewis, AK Yancey, G. Flynn, LM Nascimento, WJ McCarthy, JJ Guinyard, & MR Cousineau. “Improving the Nutritional Resource Environment for Healthy Living through Community-Based Participatory Research.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 18/7 (July 2003): 568-575.
  • DC Sloane and B Conant Sloane. Medicine Moves to the Mall. Center Books on Design & Space, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
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