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Sustainability, Retrofitting, Economic Stimulus and CEQA

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This seminar was one of the most interdisciplinary we’ve hosted in the past two years as it touched on economic recovery, sustainability, public policy and real estate development. Cary Lowe, a land use attorney and planner, shared with us his … Continue reading

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Bridging the Green Divide

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Dr. Meghan Gough’s seminar on February 15th focused on her research on the efforts of public botanical gardens to bridge the green divide, and make sustainability relevant to low income, low wealth communities. The gardens have a secondary purpose of maintaining their relevance in an ever-changing world.
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Sustainability and the need for additional research

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If you follow the Urban Growth Seminars, you’ll notice that this spring’s seminars have a theme of sustainability. For this reason, USC’s Center for Sustainable Cities is co-sponsoring the spring seminars. Fortunately, in our first seminar this spring Dr. Marina … Continue reading

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The Spring, 2011 Urban Growth Seminars are Co-Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Cities

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strong>Tuesday, February 8, 12:15-1:30 in RGL 101 Speaker: Dr. Marina Alberti, Director, Urban Ecology Research Laboratory (http://www.urbaneco.washington.edu/) and Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington Topic: Urban Patterns … Continue reading

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Dowell Myers: Immigrants and the New Maturity of Los Angeles

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On November 9, 2010, Professor Dowell Myers spoke on “Immigrants and the New Maturity of Los Angeles”. Robert Sainz, Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Community Development Department was the discussant. The full seminar is available for viewing at: … Continue reading

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Robert Freilich

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On October 12, 2010, Dr. Robert Freilich presented Regional Land Use: The Road to Better Planning, in which he discussed the need for adopting more sustainable planning practices and described three methods of sustainable development: smart growth, new urbanism and … Continue reading

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Final Two Seminars of the Fall Semester

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Please join us for the final two seminars of the fall semester: Nov. 9, 2010 from 12:15-1:30 in RGL 101: Professor Dowell Myers, Professor of Urban Planning at SPPD and Director of the Population Dynamics Research Group presents “Immigrants and … Continue reading

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SPPD’s Planning Community Blog

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For additional commentary on urban planning related matters, please visit Plan On! Trojans, the blog for the urban planning community at USC’s School of Policy, Planning, and Development: http://thetrojanplanner.wordpress.com/

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Reconstruction as a Post Modern Phenomenon: “Historic” Building (Re)construction in Germany

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On October 5, 2010, German scholar Karl Friedhelm Fischer visited SPPD and shared his research on the construction of replicas of historic buildings that has been happening in Germany since the 1970s and continues to this day. This type of … Continue reading

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Shaping the Future: Planning and Policy in Gujarat and Dreaming of New Infrastructure

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The full seminars will be available for viewing shortly on SPPD’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/USCSPPD#p/u. This week, SPPD hosted two Urban Growth Seminars. Their topics are seemingly very different: the first focused on the opportunities and challenges for a state … Continue reading

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