Corporate and foundation partners help to support the activities of the center. Donors have the following opportunities:
- Access pioneering academic research and expertise in sustainable land use: CSC faculty and researcher are available for presentations, discussions, and professional training. CSC research provides planning tools and industry resources to promote corporate sustainability practices.
- Mentor students: CSC engages students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Corporate partners can recruit interns and new employees from this pool of highly-talented students from a variety disciplines, including: public administration, urban planning, real estate development, and public policy.
- Guest lecture in the classroom: CSC welcomes corporate executives to share real-world sustainability experience in both undergraduate and graduate courses. Alternatively, corporations can invite students to a site tour to share knowledge in the field. In addition to hosting guest speakers in the classroom, corporate executives can host students on site to conduct case studies in the field.
- Convene with other industry leaders: The Center continually seeks to translate academic research into real-world sustainability solutions. In working toward that vision, the Center regularly brings together corporate executives from a variety of industries, allowing these leaders to discuss best practices, challenges, and trends within corporate sustainability.
The USC Center for Sustainable Cities aims to provide research and education on the challenges of making cities more sustainable. This goal cannot be achieved without guidance and support from individuals and corporate partners.
If you are interested in supporting the Center, as either an individual or on behalf of an organization, you can make donations on-line at USC Online Giving. Step #1 under Making A Gift is “Choose where to direct your gift.” Simply click the “Other” box and enter “Center for Sustainable Cities” and your gift or pledge will come to the Center.