USC Price student-led forum focuses on issues of identity, resistance

“In order for us to be inclusive, we need to really highlight that representation matters and include as many people, organizations, thought processes and concerns that people may have,” said Malaika Merid, a second-year Master of Public Policy Student at USC Price who was one of the event organizers. “This is a gathering space of real diverse thought, and I think that the best way for us to move forward with that is to keep creating ways to find more diversity of thought to be included within the forum.”

Measuring the impact of the Fair Housing Act in LA

Curbed LA quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about the long-term impacts of the federal Fair Housing Act. A half-century later, we have still only come some of the way, according to Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and a former senior advisor for the U.S. Department of…

A history of the rise of the black middle class in LA and nationwide, and what the future may hold

KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk” interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about the evolution and future of the black middle class. While education and job opportunities are now more accessible than they have been in the past for middle-class blacks, many families have been sequestered into neighborhoods with low home values, which can lead to disparity…

USC promised millions in community benefits with the Village. Did it deliver?

USC Annenberg Media quoted Frank Zerunyan of USC Sol Price School of Public Policy on the development agreement of USC Village. While developments at the magnitude of the Village do not happen often, USC professor and former land use lawyer Frank Zerunyan said the Village development agreement would likely be a model for future projects.…