When Your Livelihood Is Too Far Away: Housing as a Platform to Jobs

A couple years ago, some of my colleagues at USC set out to answer an old question with a new twist. They wanted to know how many jobs you could find if you lived in a low-income neighborhood. Specifically, they wanted to know how many jobs you could commute to.

Most Americans take it for granted that employment is place-based. You can’t work at a building that’s too far away. But what happens when you can only afford to live in a few of neighborhoods in a city, a reality that many low-income families face? How many jobs are too far away?

A Conversation with Ronald Loveridge – Urban and Suburban Sustainability

A conversation on urban and suburban sustainability, and the role of leadership and local governance with longtime Mayor of Riverside, Ronald Loveridge through the USC Students Talk Back Series. Students Talk Back is a weekly series presented in partnership with USC Dornsife College’s Unruh Institute of Politics, the USC Price Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, and…