Landscape Justice Initiative

The Landscape Justice Initiative (LJI) is a platform for USC’s Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture + Urbanism to position and implement its work in areas of Environmental, Spatial and Climate Justice. 

This platform provides a vehicle and support structure both for community partnerships to contribute to immediate local impact on neighborhoods and their ecosystems, and for multidisciplinary collaborations to tackle large-scale policy and environmental change. 

The primary geographic emphasis is Southern and Central California due to the range of socio-environmental challenges this region faces. Responses to this wide range of challenges have applications across the globe.

Much of the continued efforts of the Landscape Justice Initiative have been supported by The Grant & Shaya Kirkpatrick Landscape Architecture + Urbanism Leadership Fund, for which we are very grateful.