Tag: USC SPPD

Kim Kardashian Inc.: Celebrity Economics 101

ELIZABETH CURRID-HALKETT, assistant professor of urban planning: “Whatever you may think of the sudden marital rupture of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, there is no denying that the Kardashian brand is an industry.  The tabloid and gossip business traffics in…

Where Bohemians Come From

ELIZABETH CURRID-HALKETT, assistant professor of urban planning: “The idea that art can be an economic engine is hardly new, and a walk through SoHo, Venice Beach or Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood shows it can work. The N.E.A.’s promotional material makes clear…

Finish the 710 Freeway

JAMES E. MOORE II, professor of industrial and systems engineering “In the best case, the political impasse over raising the nation’s debt ceiling would lead to a new political reality for evaluating transportation projects: new rules that favor projects with…

For Sale: U.S. Infrastructure?

LISA SCHWEITZER, associate professor, USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development “Greece is having a fire sale of its publicly-owned transportation system, with planes, trains and roads all being sold off as the country attempts to dig out of its…