Disruption comes for death

Vox quoted David Sloane of the USC Price School about environmentally-friendly and more cost-effective funeral options. “Cremation is now the normal way to take care of a death for millions of Americans,” says Dr. David Sloane, a professor of urban planning, policy, and history at the University of Southern California and author of Is the…

What promises do we have to keep? : A Call for Bipartisan Action on Climate Change

by Casey Fischl

Across the globe, countries acknowledge climate change as a scientific fact and have been implementing mitigation and adaptation strategies as per their commitment in the Paris Agreement. This, however, is not the case for the United States where political leaders are still debating and questioning what 97 percent of climate scientists agree on: climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities.

USC Price Hosts Intelligence Analyst To Discuss Mueller Report

“The importance of having Malcolm here is you’ve got a person who has tracked and cataloged and written about this issue since it started,” Southers said. “We had a packed house, and I’m really encouraged by the diversity of people that came out in terms of age, gender, nationality, ethnicity and religion. I don’t think it’s a partisan issue. The American public wants to know what exactly is happening to our government and, more importantly, what this means for 2020.”

Consume with care: the social and environmental implications of the US avocado craze

by Olivia Olson

Whether blended into smoothies, drizzled with balsamic vinegar, or mashed into guacamole, one feature remains constant: America’s love for avocados. With an extensive array of health benefits, an increase in Latino population, and a delicious buttery flavor―not to mention their social media trendiness―our avocado consumption has unsurprisingly skyrocketed in recent years …

Home Prices fall in Southern California for the first time in 7 years

Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about the possible correlation between housing prices falling in Southern California and the area’s declining population. “It appears we may have hit an inflection point in terms of population growth,” Green said. Full article here   

LA population shrinking, even as larger region still grows

CNBC quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on how housing is affecting Los Angeles’ population growth. “Los Angeles is just not growing,” said Richard Green, director of the University of Southern California’s Lusk Center for Real Estate. “A lot of [the reason] is housing, and not just the cost of housing but the…