The Affordable Housing Crisis

Our first episode of the Our American Discourse podcast, features a conversation with Raphael W. Bostic. We confront the affordable housing crisis.

Throughout the country, Americans are moving into the cities, and construction isn’t keeping up. Rents are rising faster than incomes. Housing costs are eating away an increasing share of the average family’s budget. Without sufficient renewal, the existing housing stock is aging, and the quality is declining. Affordability has reached crisis levels.

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…

Social Media in Placemaking and Tastemaking at Platform, LA

Erin Mavian on LA#itself Well, hello and goodbye, LA#itself listeners. Today is our final episode of this fall’s limited series podcast during which we’ve delved into how our digital culture is, as it implies, a cultural shift, one bearing daily ramifications on how we construct – literally and metaphorically – our cities. Quite serendipitously, we…

Falletta course listed in The 7 Best Sustainable Design Courses in America

Metropolis Magazine, in a story about the best sustainable design courses at universities, mentioned the USC Price School’s real estate development graduate course, “Design History and Criticism,’ taught by Liz Falletta. One of the most interesting courses chosen is offered as part of a Real Estate Development program at the University of Southern California. A…

Architecture 2030 selects Falletta course in pilot curriculum project

Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate Liz Falletta‘s course Design History & Criticism is one of seven courses selected to participate in the pilot phase of the 2030 Curriculum Project by Architecture 2030. The initiative will support university courses that “fully integrate lessons in energy use, emissions, and resiliency into the widest possible range of projects and topic…

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…

Jennifer Samson and the Revitalization of the LA River

On September 20, the Bedrosian Center welcomed USC alumna Jennifer Samson to campus for an engaging conversation as our first Lunch with a Leader event of the semester! Ms. Samson is the Director of Real Estate Development at River LA, a nonprofit that works to develop the 51-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River into an open space that brings the community and nature together.

LA Hashtags Itself

Los Angeles Hashtags Itself, a six-episode, limited series podcast, looking at Angeleno organizations leading trend of using digital media for urban & social development. Digital media are fast becoming the for material and social placemaking.

If you like art, community benefits organizations, cultural journalism, real estate, transportation, and the technology industry generally, we hope you will find something worth hearing.

Listen to the individual posts on the LA Hashtags Itself page or subscribe at ApplePodcasts, Soundcloud, or Google Play.

Wall Street Journal features Acolin’s research on falling homeownership

Wall Street Journal highlighted research by USC Price Ph.D. student Arthur Acolin on the declining rate of homeownership in America. Acolin and colleagues predict the rate could dip to 58 percent or lower by 2050. This may in turn affect future spending when younger households lack home equity to pay for other milestone purchases.

Green named ULI trustee, focused on diversifying real estate

Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, was elected as a global trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a nonprofit education and research institute that aims to provide leadership in responsible use of land and the creation of sustainable, thriving communities. Green, who holds the Lusk Chair in Real Estate…