METRANS Transportation Consortium

As a center of both international trade and immigration, the Los Angeles region is home to both extreme wealth and extreme poverty, and has one of the largest transit-dependent populations in the country. METRANS is committed to addressing the transportation challenges of regions such as Los Angeles. METRANS includes the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation…

Center for Sustainable Cities

CSC conducts multi-disciplinary research, education and community engagement on the sustainability challenges of metropolitan areas. The Center seeks to develop and propose policies and strategies that make our cities and metropolitan areas more sustainable, just, and economically vibrant. The Center’s faculty and student researchers focus on the spatial structure of cities – where housing, jobs,…

Visualizing New Narrative Forms through Quantum Physics, AI, and Sustainability

The Visualizing New Narrative Forms through Quantum Physics, AI, and Sustainability collaboration is designed to drive new forms of pedagogical innovation and creative research at the intersection of art, science, and technology. The outcome will result in new types of narrative structure and media creation utilizing animated forms, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual…

Strengthening Community-Engaged Sustainability Scholarship & Education

The Strengthening Community-Engaged Sustainability Scholarship & Education network aims to promote a just and transformative approach to community-engaged sustainability scholarship and education across USC. They deepen awareness of the value, science, and best practices of community-engaged research in addressing sustainability challenges; facilitate opportunities for sustainability scholars and students to initiate meaningful community-engaged research projects; and…

Community Health Equity Solutions

Community Health Equity Solutions (CHES) is a multidisciplinary collaboration of over 40 faculty/students between several USC schools, centers, institutes and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The CHES Collaborative addresses health disparities problems in diverse communities — such as poverty, food security, social justice, cancer, environmental justice, sustainability, immigration, and climate change — by working with representatives…

Center for Sustainability Solutions

The Center for Sustainability Solutions develops policy, technological, and behavioral solutions to the most pressing sustainability problems of the Southern California region and the world.  It brings together scholars and stakeholders from sustainability organizations around the world to collaborate on basic and applied research aimed at making a real-world impact.

Annenberg Innovation Lab

The Annenberg Innovation Lab (AnnLab) is a curious, creative and committed Think & Do Tank helping media and technology to work for humans — not against us. Their collaborative practice is imaginative, rigorous and impact-oriented, and revolves around diverse scholars and practitioners working together to address complex problems and opportunities at the dynamic intersections of…

Southern California Earthquake Center

The SCEC community advances earthquake system science through three basic activities: (a) gathering information from seismic and geodetic sensors, geologic field observations, and laboratory experiments; (b) synthesizing knowledge of earthquake phenomena through physics-based modeling, including system-level hazard modeling; and (c) communicating our understanding of seismic hazards to reduce earthquake risk and promote community resilience.

Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute

The Loker Institute has pioneered new methods to study hydrocarbon chemistry processes and their mechanisms. Research is also aimed at more efficient utilization of fossil fuel resources including recycling of carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) to useful materials. Studies are also directed towards developing new synthetic methodologies for bond making and bond breaking processes. Polymeric…

Maternal And Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors Center for Environmental Health Disparities

The MADRES Center for Environmental Health Disparities was established in 2015 to investigate the cumulative effects of chemical pollutants and psychosocial, behavioral, and built environment risk factors, during and after pregnancy, on maternal and infant health outcomes. The MADRES Center facilitates research efforts to identify opportunities for policy, clinical, and programmatic interventions to increase environmental…