Green on KPCC’s Take Two on Inland Empire Evictions

Richard Green, Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate and Director of the USC Lusk Center, spoke with Take Two about Redfin’s new analysis of renter eviction. “If people have just one financial event happen in their life — something as simple as [blowing out] a tire on their car — they’re much more vulnerable than people closer to…

Study: SD rent to grow faster than rest of SoCal

Raphael Bostic was quoted in a recent San Diego Union Tribune article on SoCal housing. Raphael Bostic, interim director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, said the university’s findings are not overly negative. He said it shows there is strong job growth and the rate of rent increases could slow as new apartments open.…

CEQA and Infill Development: Should there be a safe haven? (Highlights)

Highlights from the USC Bedrosian Center and Lusk Center panel on CEQA. Watch the full version here: https://youtu.be/738gi0KKZ2Q

The Price Research Collaborative aims to foster critical discussion about both specific policy areas as well as the ways in which those policy areas are being implemented. This collaborative brings together the Bedrosian Center on Governance and the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.

This solution-oriented panel of experts will span the policy space and focus on the notion of a safe haven from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements for infill development projects.

CEQA requires state and local agencies to identify the significant environmental impacts of their actions and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible. Every development project which requires a discretionary governmental approval will require at least some environmental review, both procedural and substantive, pursuant to CEQA. New legislation (SB-743) has recently been drafted that would change the way transit oriented infill projects are analyzed under CEQA, opening the door for a possible “safe haven” for infill development.

Moderator:

Raphael Bostic, Director, USC Bedrosian Center on Governance

Panelists:

Ann Sewill, California Community Foundation
Ethan Elkind, UC Berkeley & UCLA
Rick Cole, City of LA
Mott Smith, Civic Enterprise Associates

Planning the Future of CEQA and Dense Development

December 10, 2014 As California ponders the shape of its future, nothing underscores the current challenges of urban development more than the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Since its passage in 1970, CEQA has remained at the heart of many battles over development, with local governments, environmentalists, developers, and community groups all staked to a…

CEQA and Infill Development: Should there be a safe haven?

View more photos of the event here. Price Research Center Collaborative November 18, 2014 The Price Research Collaborative aims to foster critical discussion about both specific policy areas as well as the ways in which those policy areas are being implemented. This collaborative brings together the Bedrosian Center on Governance and the USC Lusk Center for Real…