Home Prices fall in Southern California for the first time in 7 years

Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about the possible correlation between housing prices falling in Southern California and the area’s declining population. “It appears we may have hit an inflection point in terms of population growth,” Green said. Full article here   

Where growing up depends on the wind; on building lives near freeways

by Casey Fischl

The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2017 Report identified Los Angeles as the number one polluted state by ozone and number four by particulate pollution. Low-income, communities of color in Los Angeles suffer from disproportionate exposure to this health degrading pollution.

The Southern California housing market

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KNX-AM interviewed Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about the Southern California housing market. Richard Green anticipated a 5% to 10% percent decrease in housing price in the Southern California. Another problem is more people are moving out of California than moving in, which could result in a biased…

Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles

This episode features a discussion of David Ulin’s Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles. A transplant to Los Angeles from New York, Ulin’s long essay/memoir is a meditation on moving through and defining his relationship with the sprawling diversity that is the City of Angels. The book begins with an essay on how walking can be a way to discover the city (any city or town) through serendipity.

ARTBOUND, Participatory Cultural Journalism, & SoCal’s Creative Spirit

Our 1st episode is live! Listen now …

What can transmedia participatory cultural journalism tell us about LA’s arts and culture, and the city?

Artbound’s Juan Devis explains: a lot.

SoCal’s housing crisis: ‘Either rents go up or we build more units’

Raphael Bostic, along with the Casden Multifamily Forecast co-author Chris Thornberg, discussed the high cost of living in Southern California on KPCC’s Take Two. “Part of our challenge,” say co-author Raphael Bostic from USC, “is to create a narrative about who we are as California that acknowledges that it’s the burden of prosperity, it’s the…

So Cal apartment rents will continue to rise through 2018

“Population and employment growth are driving up demand faster than new inventory can hit the market,” said Raphael Bostic, interim director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, which collaborated on this week’s [USC Casden Multifamily] forecast with Beacon Economics, a Los Angeles consulting firm.