Lunch with a Leader: Jennifer Samson (photos)

Lunch with a Leader provides students, faculty, and members of the public the opportunity to hear ideas from local, state, and national leaders, share their own ideas, and gain inspiration for effective governance in a more intimate and informal setting. Jennifer Samson handles all aspects of River LA’s real estate development and placemaking including deal…

Spring 2016 Book Launch Celebration! (photos)

The USC Price Faculty Book Launch for Spring 2016 featured two great books by Price Faculty, Annette M. Kim and William G. Resh. Sidewalk City With Sidewalk City, Annette Miae Kim provides the first multidisciplinary case study of sidewalks in a distinctive geographical area. She focuses on Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a rapidly growing and evolving…

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…

Lunch with a Leader: Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College (photos)

Maria Klawe, has been a powerful force in closing the gender gap in science and engineering. Harvey Mudd College’s fifth president, she joined the college from Princeton University after serving 14 years at the University of British Columbia. Prior to UBC, Klawe spent eight years with IBM Research in California and two years at the…

Lunch With a Leader: Nick Griffin (photos)

Nicholas ‘Nick’ Griffin, Director of Economic Development, spearheads DTLA’s Downtown Center Business Improvement District’s (DCBID) efforts to attract new businesses and residents to Downtown LA. Prior to the DCBID, Nick spent more than 25 years in business development in the real estate brokerage, media/entertainment and technology industries. Lunch with a Leader provides students, faculty, and…

CEQA Workshop (photos)

On December 10, 2015, California Central hosted a workshop on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), to discuss the praise and critique of CEQA, and consider some proposed recommendations for reform. California Central was joined in partnership with the Bedrosian School of Governance, and the panelists Mary Leslie of the LA Business Council, Gladys Limon…