2024 Research Symposium Focused on Resilient Futures
A group photo of attendees at the USC School of Architecture annual Research Symposium.

On Thursday, April 11, USC School of Architecture hosted the annual Research Symposium on “Resilient Futures: Bridging Tradition and Innovation in the Living Environment.”

Sharing Untold Stories: Ph.D. student Amber Santoro highlights community impacts of freeway construction
Ph.D student Amber Santoro.

Inaugural USC Libraries Sustainability Fellow curates digital exhibit to spotlight community displacement during L.A.’s heyday of freeway construction.

BioFlare Wins The 2024 Min Family Challenge
MIN FAMILY CHALLENGE WINNERS BIOFLARE (PHOTO/ANGEL ITUA)

The USC student startup is developing a device that would transform most organic food waste into cooking gas and reduce indoor pollution for millions.

Win Aung is Named on the Metropolis Future 100 List
Render of The Urban Activator project.

USC School of Architecture student Win Aung ‘24 has been named to the prestigious 2024 Metropolis Future 100 List, recognizing the top graduating architecture and interior design students in the United States and Canada.

Sustainability takes center stage at town hall event
An illustration collage of sustainable initiatives.

Representatives of the USC Office of Sustainability spoke with students about what’s been done, what’s in the works and what needs to happen to create a greener university.

Supreme Court to consider ‘good neighbor’ rules that limit cross-state air pollution
Cars driving on a smoggy freeway.

The nation’s highest court is considering putting a hold on a clean air rule that requires upwind states to reduce pollution affecting their downwind neighbors.

Talking about mental health in climate spaces
SHREYA AGRAWAL (CENTER) PARTICIPATING IN A PANEL DISCUSSION ON CLIMATE AND MENTAL HEALTH. (PHOTO BY NICK NEUMANN/USC WRIGLEY INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY)

The climate crisis can make our current times feel quite challenging, especially if you are a young person trying to deal with all the other pressures in your life: school, work, interpersonal relationships.

Media Panel: Transportation in LA with Nick Andert and Rachel Uranga
USC ITE poses for a group photo with Nick Andert and Rachel Uranga.

On April 11th, 2024, USC ITE had the pleasure of welcoming two transportation media professionals to our campus for a media panel discussion about transportation in Los Angeles.

Recap of event: How to be a Sustainable Trojan

To celebrate Earth Day, USC Staff Assembly invited Lilian Ledesma from the USC Office of Sustainability to present on How to be a Sustainable Trojan.

Where did Earth Day go?
A USC Sustainability Earth Week banner in 2022. (Photo courtesy of Michael Chow)

As Monday marks the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day, USC has become part of a concerning trend; a decline in participation of environmental initiatives.