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Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World

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.

The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies

Michael Storper, co-author of our latest book club pick, The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies said recently in an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times: “To succeed in the new economy … Southern California has to face its mistakes over the last 30 years.” The claim is that the Bay Area has been “better” at doing business than we have in SoCal.

Community Development Agreements: New Challenges for Urban Governance

Thursday, April 7 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm Bedrosian Center Research Seminar Jovanna Rosen, PhD ’16, and Lisa Schweitzer, Associate Professor, will join us to discuss their project: New forms of community development agreements called Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) and Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) have recently emerged in urban governance. These community development agreements Read more…

Climate, Environmental Health Vulnerability, and Physical Planning

Jovanna Rosen, a Ph.D. student in Urban Planning and Development at the USC Price School, published an article titled “Climate, Environmental Health Vulnerability, and Physical Planning: A Review of the Forecasting Literature” in the Journal of Planning Literature. In the piece, she ties environmental health, planning, and climate forecasting literature to formulate Read more…

Sloane in Seoul

Professor David Sloane recently took a whirlwind tour of Seoul, giving several presentations, seminars, and meeting with alumni and new USC Price students along the way.   June 18th Lecture: Planning Los Angeles at Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea Tour: New administrative city of Korea, Sejong City Host: Professor Byeongsoo Kang   June Read more…