Almost overnight, electric scooters, e-bikes, and dockless bicycles have become a fixture in cities across the United States and beyond. While these devices might seem like toys, or annoyances, or possibly safety hazards, decades of research and teaching on transportation planning leads faculty fellow Marlon Boarnet to a different conclusion: Light-duty, sustainable mobility should be a central part of our transportation future.
Recent expansions in transportation have done little to improve traffic flow in the East San Gabriel Valley where public transit use is just 3% – less than half of the county average. East San Gabriel Valley’s limited public transit system, coupled with excessive traffic congestion in the area, make residents particularly vulnerable to the consequences of inadequate transportation options.
If you are interested in joining our next cohort of social innovators, learn how to apply to our executive education program. All applications are due by Friday, February 1, 2019. Early applications are strongly encouraged!
All-time low unemployment rates for the City of Long Beach made headlines last June in the City’s Economic Development Department’s press release. Nonetheless, taking a look at unemployment rates by census tracts reveals that the City of Long Beach has tracts with some of the highest unemployment rates in all of Los Angeles County. NDSC takes a deeper look at racial disparity in income, and what the City of Long Beach is doing to address stark economic inequalities.
As real estate investors nationwide continue to dig into the Opportunity Zone program and how it could benefit their firms, University of Southern California professor Gary Painter wants to remind them of the bigger picture.
The Price Center has experienced a year of rapid growth and expansion, with the addition of several new programs and initiatives—activities that build upon its core research mission. With each of these activities, the Price Center is quickly emerging as a leader in the field of social innovation, which is due in no small part to the generous participation of our community partners.
Learn how the overuse of jails harms public safety, and why Latinos and non-citizens are uniquely vulnerable. Explore concrete policy solutions from across the country which create alternatives to arrest and reduce jail populations. TRPI-Justice.org links to almost 200 articles, statutes, and policy papers.
Developing successful cradle to career pathways for families and children in low-income urban communities, including: access to education and jobs, healthy and safe communities, transportation, and affordable housing.
The Price Center for Social Innovation is proud to offer unique educational programs in social innovation, including: a graduate certificate in social innovation, a new executive education program for practitioners working in social impact organizations, and a wide range of student programs that provide hands-on learning opportunities outside the classroom.