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The Urban Growth Seminars are hosted by USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy.  We bring top practitioners and leading researchers to discuss innovative responses to complex urban issues.  We are very excited about this semester’s slate of presenters, and hope you’ll join us!

The next seminar is: 

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Urban Redesign: The L.A. River Revitalization Project
February 3, 2015 — 12:15-1:30pm — RGL 101
Speaker: Mia Lehrer, President, Mia Lehrer and Associates


Upcoming Seminars:

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Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress Toward Racial Equality
February 17, 2015 — 12:00-1:30pm — RGL 101
Speaker: Patrick Sharkey, Associate Professor of Sociology, NYU
Co-Sponsored with Sol Price Center for Social Innovation and
METRANS Transportation Center
Please RSVP to receive a complimentary lunch.

Spring 2015 Urban Growth Seminar Series Schedule (printable version)

Past Seminars:


Jobs For Everyone!
January 27, 2015 — 12:15-1:30pm — RGL 101
Speaker: Jan Perry, General Manager, Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department
Recordings: YouTube: Abbreviated and Full-length; iTunes: Full-length


Additional Information:

The seminars take place on numerous Tuesdays throughout the school year from 12:15-1:30. The seminars are free, anyone may attend, and an RSVP is not required unless otherwise noted. Join our Facebook group to keep up to date:

As always, you can check out video recordings of previous Urban Growth Seminars, available on our UGS recordings channels at the links below:

iTunes U playlist 
YouTube channel
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    USC Sol Price School of Public Policy