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October 31, 1995 | NONA YATES
Southern California is fast becoming the crossroads and meeting place for the world. The significance of that development is being recognized at USC with the establishment of the Southern California Studies Center. The center, dubbed SC2 by campus officials, is an interdisciplinary organization that will use the Southern California area as a laboratory to study regional changes and patterns taking place here.
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November 11, 1996 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Given its sprawl and complexity, Southern California presents tough challenges to anyone seeking to understand the region. But a group of USC professors is giving it a massive try, in hopes of improving life here and providing a model to other cities worldwide.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1996 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Given its sprawl and complexity, Southern California presents tough challenges to anyone seeking to understand the region. But a group of USC professors is giving it a massive try, in hopes of improving life here and providing a model to other cities worldwide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1995 | NONA YATES
Southern California is fast becoming the crossroads and meeting place for the world. The significance of that development is being recognized at USC with the establishment of the Southern California Studies Center. The center, dubbed SC2 by campus officials, is an interdisciplinary organization that will use the Southern California area as a laboratory to study regional changes and patterns taking place here.
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March 7, 2001 | Stuart Silverstein
Researchers from USC and the Brookings Institution think tank will issue a report today urging Southern California community leaders to combat the problems of sprawl by developing coordinated regional growth policies. Among other things, the report calls for efforts to encourage home building and job creation in the region's aging communities, where many poor and low-income workers are concentrated.
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March 24, 2001 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) hosted a legislative hearing in Los Angeles on Friday to explore the state's role in promoting smart growth: how to curb sprawl and wisely develop neglected and often polluted urban pockets from downtown to South-Central.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1997 | NONA YATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Internet and the World Wide Web offer both new opportunities and challenges for learning about Los Angeles and its future. The advantages of existing Web sites are already clear. As other sites are more fully developed, with more information, better graphics and additional bells and whistles, these resources will become even more useful. Some Web pages provide basic demographic information, while others help the earnest student of Los Angeles peer into the crystal ball.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1997
The recent research of a UC Irvine assistant professor in the department of urban and regional planning sheds some interesting light on what has come to be known universally as NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) syndrome. For those of us who live and work in the suburbs, this is easily applicable to situations very close to home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2001
For years, the approach favored by slow-growthers in the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere has been that if you don't build it, they won't come. That's the tactic being used, for example, in Burbank to control growth of the Burbank Airport. By blocking replacement of the cramped, 70-year-old terminal, airport opponents hope to keep passenger levels from soaring from 4.7 million last year to the 9.4 million passengers the Southern California Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1999 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County residents are among the healthiest people in Southern California, according to a USC study released Thursday. Local residents are less likely than residents in other counties to give birth to sick babies, die of cancer-related or heart diseases or fall victim to homicide, the study said. Ventura County also ranks among the lowest in cases of sexually transmitted and other infectious diseases.
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September 11, 2001 | SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nestled between the Palos Verdes Peninsula's red-tiled roofs and multistory mansions is a fiercely private community frozen in time. Drivers must yield to horses. Resident dogs roam freely--those that don't bite, that is--as per a city ordinance. Single-story ranch homes, the only kind around, are painted white as decreed by developer A.E. Hanson 75 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1997 | DAVID FERRELL and ERIC SANJURJO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Once the looters and firefighters were finished, the academic scholars began moving into riot-scarred Los Angeles. "Some flew in and flew out, but many said, 'Hey, we need to understand this in more depth,' " recalled UCLA researcher Neal Richman, who became part of that massive, ever-unfolding effort to examine what went wrong. "Few places in the world are such a grand laboratory. " Five years after the worst civil unrest in U.S. history, the books are still coming out, the papers are spewing forth.
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