Students who are passionate about creating cities of the future and defining new models of co-existence were the motivation behind a $1 million donation by FivePoint to the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.
USC plans to use funds for student scholarships, hiring staff and research for the school’s growing real estate program.
Additionally, the USC Sol Price School will host a series of conversations between business, government and academic leaders around how to create sustainable communities.
The “disruptive dialogues” focus on innovation, with an eye on how to implement new thinking among real estate professionals as they design and develop mixed-use communities of the future. Issues such as how to address climate change and social inequity will be a central part of the discussion.
“Students are going to be involved in this,” said Sol Price School Dean Jack Knott in a recent Daily Trojan article. “We’re going to hold a series of events … with key stakeholders to change behavior and change policy.”