Tag: David Sloane

July 30, 2018

Eva Dolan’s This is How it Endsis a thriller set in an anti-gentrification activist community in the middle of a rapidly gentrifying London. Dolan tackles the huge issue of gentrification…

July 10, 2018

by Anthony Orlando Though we are sad to bid farewell to “Our American Discourse,” we welcome the opportunity to talk about farewells—indeed, the hardest farewells of all: those that happen after…

April 4, 2018

Inspired by his forthcoming book Is the Cemetery Dead?, Sloane was the featured speaker for the March 12 USC Price Conversation in New York, addressing Price alumni and current students, as well as SEO Scholars from local high schools. He gave a poignant, personal talk that encompassed changing American attitudes about cremation to how to support friends who are grieving.

October 31, 2017

KCRW-FM interviewed David Sloane of the USC Price School about the growing density of city cemeteries and the rise in cremations. It turns out actual cemeteries have gone through many design and planning…

August 28, 2017
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August 29, 2016

Wade Graham’s latest book Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World< is ostensibly about the architects the seven big ideas that have shaped contemporary cities across the world. Our discussion centers on whether Graham has fulfilled that mission or whether he's trapped in the confines of an under 350 page book for this massive introduction to urban planning and city history. The answer may lie in the reader rather than the book, listen to the conversation for a lively jaunt through recent architectural history.

July 25, 2016

This month’s book is both poetry and criticism, Citizen: An American Lyric. Rankine’s piece is a revolution. A political, a poetic, complex revolution in 169 pages. We look at it through an unusual lens – what should we take away from works of art as we think about governance in America?

September 25, 2015

As part of the REACH Demonstration Project evaluation, researchers at USC Price worked with high school-aged student focus groups to assess the barriers and facilitators to healthy food, active living…