Bostic and Green op-ed featured in Times Picayune

Times Picayune ran commentary by Professors Raphael Bostic, the Bedrosian Chair in Governance, and Richard Green, Director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, and colleagues on the continued nationwide increase in rental rates. Pointing to a slowdown in construction, smaller households, declining renter incomes, as well as the increase in the renter population following…

Amid NFL stadium development, mayor discusses future of Inglewood

Inglewood Mayor James Butts envisions a future in which people on every flight landing at LAX look out the small cabin windows and see a gigantic multilayered sports entertainment district – a city within a city – lit up like Las Vegas. With the NFL choosing the Hollywood Park site for the return of the…

Villaraigosa convenes experts to debate California Environmental Quality Act

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the focus of much discussion about development since its enactment in 1970, was front and center at a recent debate at the Galen Center. The California Central-USC Villaraigosa Initiative at the USC Price School of Public Policy hosted the event, which convened leading practitioners in environmental law and urban…

Planning the Future of CEQA and Dense Development

by Jeremy Loudenback 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…

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…