USC Center for Sustainable Cities

Improving cities through research, education, and community outreach


Research Reports

Blanco, H. and Giuliano G. (2011) Towards Evidence-Based Sustainable Communities: Report on Survey of Urban Sustainability Centers in U.S. Universities. Washington DC: What Works Collaborative, the Urban Institute.

Newell, J., Madachy, R., Haas B., and H. Bradbury. 2009. Calculating the Carbon Emissions of a Shipping Container from China to U.S. Retailer. Los Angeles, CA: USC Center for Sustainable Cities. 28 pages.

Vos, R. and J. Newell. 2009. A Comparative Analysis of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Coated Paper Production: Key Differences between China and the U.S. Los Angeles, CA: USC Center for Sustainable Cities. 51 pages.

Journal Publications


Blanco, H. and M. Alberti (Eds.) 2009. “Shaken, Hot, Shrinking, lmpoverished and lnformal:Emerging Research Agendas in Planning.” Progress in Planning,72(4):195-250.

Blanco, H. and M. Alberti (Eds.) 2009. “Hot, Congested, Crowded and Diverse: Emerging Research Agendas in Planning.” Progress in Planning. 71(3): 153-205.

Blanco, H. and M. Alberti. 2009. Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change through Planning.Chapter 2 in “Hot, congested, crowded and diverse: Emerging research agendas in planning.”Progress in Planning. 71(3):158-169. Doi:10.1016/j.progress.2009.03.001 Abridged version published in Chinese in the Chinese Journal of Urban and Regional Planning. 3(2): 1-22(2010).

McKinstry, R.B., Peterson, T.D., Rose, A., and Wei, D. 2009. “The New Climate World: Achieving Economic Efficiency in a Federal System for GHG Regulation through State Planning,” North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation34(3):767-850.

Newell, J and R. Vos. “Papering over Space and Place: Fuzzy Accounting and Flat Geographies in Carbon Footprints.” Under review. Annals of the Association of Americon Geographers.

Rose, A., Wei, D., Wennberg, J., and Peterson, T. 2009. “Climate Change Policy Formation in Michigan: The Case for lntegrated Regional Policies,” lnternational Regional Science Review32(4):445-465.