Read about a Spatial Scientist from USC Dornsife’s School of Spatial Science and how he brings new tools to the conservation effort of Baldwin Hills.

A Space for Health

USC Dornsife’s Spatial Sciences Institute and Keck School of Medicine of USC launch GeoHealth as part of the online Master of Public of Health degree.

By Susan Bell

October 14, 2014

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

Three Times a Winner

Coinciding with its 20th anniversary, the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture has received three fabulous “birthday presents” — major grants totaling more than $5 million.

By Susan Bell
April 10, 2014

Mapping a Better Future

USC Dornsife’s Spatial Sciences Institute expands its Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) program with the launch of two new online graduate certificates. By Susan Bell

August 14, 2014

Dutch Lessons on GeoDesign

After immersing themselves in Holland’s renowned city planning and design, students in the USC GeoDesign Problems Without Passports course propose ways to improve Los Angeles.

By Michelle Boston
July 31, 2014

A Bird’s Eye View

Students from USC Dornsife’s Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) launch an aerial camera attached to a helium-filled weather balloon to photograph the USC University Park campus and raise awareness about the institute’s new undergraduate degree in GeoDesign.

By Susan Bell
December 4, 2013

Mapping a Better World

A new interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in GeoDesign offered through USC Dornsife’s Spatial Sciences Institute is the first of its kind in the world.

By Susan Bell
November 5, 2013

John Wilson lauded for geographic analysis

First, John Wilson helped launched the world’s first bachelor of science degree in geodesign. Now his international peers have honored him for his contributions to geographic information science.

USC News This Week

April 22, 2014