Poll Shows Sanctuary Law Divides California Voters

Courthouse News Service quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how reliably Republican congressional districts in California have shifted. “Orange County is not the Orange County it used to be, with the change in demographics and the conservative advantage has slipped,” Jeffe said in a phone interview. “But don’t underestimate the forces…

People in Transit-Rich Neighborhoods Don’t Spend Less on Transportation

The Atlantic’s “City Lab” quoted Lisa Schweitzer of the USC Price School about the practicality of policies that assume low-income earners will spend less on transportation if they live near transit hubs. Lisa Schweitzer, a professor of public policy and transportation planning at the University of Southern California, tweeted, “I have always [had] trouble with…

Are ride-share electric scooters the future of urban transport?

The Guardian (UK) quoted Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School about the benefits of dockless scooter sharing in cities. Marlon Boarnet, an urban planning and spatial analysis professor at the University of Southern California, says dockless scooters can facilitate short trips while being light on the environment and using minimal space. “Traditionally we view this…

SoCal housing prices reach all-time high

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about the rising cost of housing in Southern California. Anyone who’s attempted to buy a house in recent years will tell you: competition is steep because the number of available homes is decreasing. According to Richard Green, professor with USC’s Price School of Public Policy…