Spatial Scientist Brings New Tools to Classic Conservation Efforts in Baldwin Hills

A state-of-the-art environmental assessment of the Los Angeles Baldwin Hills is underway, led by Associate Professor Travis Longcore, research faculty with the USC Spatial Sciences Institute

The 18-month project is a cooperative effort for the Baldwin Hills Conservancy and the Baldwin Hills Regional Conservation Authority, with technical support from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

by Richard Hoops

USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies 2014 Summer WAVES e-newsletter

Time ran an op-ed by Darren Ruddell of the USC Dornsife College about L.A.’s first “resiliency officer,” who will bring together scientists, politicians, media outlets and community leaders to address environmental change. “Students in my USC program on GeoDesign – a first-of-its-kind major that brings together architecture, planning, and spatial sciences – have already started investigating how resilience can be engineered,” Ruddell wrote.

USC in the News, September 4, 2014