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2016 Spring Semester Seminars

November 2015 2“Urban Design: The Pluralism of Practice”

January 19, 2016 — 12:15-1:30pm — RGL 101
Speaker: Vinayak Bharne, Adjunct Associate Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy, Director of  Design at Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists






Ryerson“Incentivize It and They Will Come: How Local Governments Are Leveraging Airline Incentive Programs to Grow Air Service.”

January 23, 2016 — 12:15-1:30pm — RGL 101
Speaker: Megan Ryerson, Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania



Diego Cardoso“Creating Works of Art in the City and on the Canvas”

February 9, 2016 — 12:15-1:30pm — RGL 101
Speaker: Diego Cardoso, Transportation Systems Planner and Artist




Riggs-Headshot1 “Urban Design and Street Typology: Do They Matter?”
 February 23, 2016 — 12:15-1:30pm — RGL 101
Speaker: Billy Riggs, Professor at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and Consultant at Sustinere  Consulting

Discussant: Woodie Tescher, Principal at PlaceWorks, Inc.





“The Quest for Elusive Growth: A Tale of Two Cities- Accra (Ghana) and Compton (US)”

March 1, 2016 — 12:15-1:30pm — RGL 101
Speaker: Kofi Sefa-Boakye, Director of the Successor Agency, Formerly the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Compton

Discussant: Allan Kotin, Adjunct Professor, Price School of Public Policy



Tom Buttgenbach_Headshot“Why Solar PV Power Plants Will Fundamentally Change the Way We Power the Planet”

March 8, 2016 — 12:15-1:30pm — RGL 101
Speaker: Tom Buttgenbach,  Phd., President and Co-Founder of 8minutenergy Renewables

Discussant:   Detlof von Winterfeldt, Professor of of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Public Policy and Management at USC




staffphoto-mccann“Drought Resilience and Urban Drinking Water Systems in the Los Angeles Region”

March 22, 2016 — 12:15-1:30pm — RGL 101
Speaker: Henry McCann, Research Associate, PPIC Water Policy Center

Discussant:   Hilda Blanco



webface-3“The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles”

April 5, 2016 — 12:15-1:30pm — RGL 101
Speaker: Michael Storper, Distinguished Professor of Regional and International Development and Director, Global Public Affairs @ UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Discussant:  Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, Professor, USC, Price School of Public Policy

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