Mansplaining the city

Curbed LA highlighted research by Lisa Schweitzer of the USC Price School on how males and male-centric language dominates development, real estate and politics. According to Schweitzer women typically engage in identity-driven conversations to promote equity for city residents and are often shot down. The story cites a blog post by Schweitzer titled “The Smartest…

Community Engagement Post #2: On being genuine and building trust

Building trust is paramount for genuine community engagement

As I mentioned in our first community engagement post, Arnstein’s article on citizen participation (1969) shows us that there are wrong and illegitimate ways to do community or stakeholder engagement. In my research and my classes at Price, I’ve found that the first step to a legitimate process seems to be a legitimate desire by the engager to listen to the stakeholders and take their input into account when making decisions.

The Future of Inglewood (photos)

Graduate students from various Price School programs worked to put together a panel on how intersectoral leaders work together to solve real-world challenges. Students were supported by the Bedrosian Center in this effort. This panel focused on the redevelopment of Hollywood Park in Inglewood. Why is redevelopment necessary for Inglewood? What are the benefits and…

The Demise of California Redevelopment Law, and the Repackaging of Tax Increments for California Municipalities

originally posted on PUBLICCEO, March 24, 2015 On June 28, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two bills that effectively dissolved all California Redevelopment Agencies (RDAs). Through the California Redevelopment Association and the League of California Cities, local governments challenged the constitutionality of the two laws (ABx1 26 and ABx1 27) at the California…

Shifting the Burden: Social Services, Safety, & Redevelopment (Full Video)

The panel will discuss how organizations are realigning the services they provide with funding sources that shift the cost burdens of service across levels/ agencies of government in the areas of prisoner reentry, social services, and redevelopment. Moderated by Debbie Dillon, Deputy Executive Director-Administration, Southern California Association of Governments Panelists: Deputy Chief Laura Farinella Long…