USC Center for Sustainable Cities

Improving cities through research, education, and community outreach


Journal and Book Publications


Davoudi, S., H. Blanco, R. Cowell, and I. White (Eds.). Routledge Companion to Environmental Planning and Sustainability. Forthcoming 2018. Abingdon, UK, and NYC: Routledge.

Blanco, H. Chapter 1. Livable Cities from Concept to Global Experience”, in R. Caves and F. Wagner (eds.) Livable Cities from a Global Perspective. Forthcoming, 2018 NY: Routledge.

Blanco, H. and G.C. Delgado-Ramos. 2017. Transforming urban water infrastructure for a changing climate context: Los Angeles and Mexico City cases. In G.C. Delgado-Ramos (Ed.) Climate sensitive cities: building capacities for urban resilience, sustainability, and equity. Mexico City: UNAM.

Blanco, H. 2016. Aporias de la planificacion en el Siglo XXI:  Respuestas y acciones transformadoras (Dilemmas of planning in the 21st century). In Los desafios de la ciudad del siglo XXI (Urban challenges in the 21st Century) , (eds.) L. Alvarez Enriquez, G.C. Delgado, and A. Leal Martinez. Mexico City: Senado de la Republica y UNAM.

K. Seto, S. Dhakal, A. Bigio, H. Blanco et al. 2015 Chapter 12. Human Settlements, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning. In: Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Edenhofer, O., R. Pichs-Madruga, Y. Sokona, et al. (eds.)]. March 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

Mazmanian D. and H. Blanco (eds.) 2014. Elgar Companion to Sustainable Cities. Edward Elgar Pubs.

Garfin G., G. Franco, H. Blanco et al. 2014. Chapter 20. Southwest Region. US National Climate Assessment. (

Blanco, H. 2014. Range of Contemporary Urban Patterns and Processes in Global Land Use. In Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era, K. Seto and A. Reenberg (eds.), MIT Press.

Boone, C., C. Redman, H. Blanco et al. 2014. Reconceptualizing Urban Land Use. In Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era, K. Seto and A. Reenberg (eds.), MIT Press.

Wei, D. and Rose, A. 2014. “Macroeconomic Impacts of the California Global Warming Solutions Act on the Southern California Economy,” Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, 3(2): 101-118.

Nelson, H., Rose, A., Wei, D., Peterson, T., and Wennberg, J. 2014. “Intergovernmental Climate Change Mitigation Policy: Theory and Outcomes,” Journal of Public Policy, 35 (1): 97-136.

Jun Bi, Oran Young, Robert Costanza, Lingxuan Liu, Roger Kasperson, Ye Qi, Daniel Guttman, Kejun, Daniel Mazmanian, Shiqiu Zhang, Jungie Zhang, Gail Osherenko, Robert Percival, Bing Zhang, Haikun Wang, Pan He, Miaomiao Liu (2014), “Same dream, different beds: Can America and China take effective steps to solve the climate problem? Editorial,Global Environmental Change, 24: 2-4.

Daniel Mazmanian, John Jurewitz, & Hal Nelson (2013), “A Governing Framework for Climate Change Adaptation in the Built Environment,” ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY 18 (4):56. [online] URL:

Rose, A. and Wei, D. 2013. “Estimating the Economic Consequences of a Port Shutdown: The Special Role of Resilience,” Economic Systems Research 25(2): 212-232.

Daniel A. Mazmanian, Hal T. Nelson, & John Jurewitz (2013), “Climate Change Policy: A Race to the Top,” Ch. 16 in GOVERNING CALIFORNIA: POLITICS, GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY IN THE GOLDEN STATE, 3rd Edition, Berkeley Public Policy Press, University of California, Berkeley

Daniel A. Mazmanian, John Jurewitz, & Hal T. Nelson (2013), “The Paradox of ‘Acting Globally While Thinking Locally’: Discordance in Climate Change Adaptation Policy Formation”, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENT & DEVELOPMENT, 22(2): 186-206

Daniel A. Mazmanian & Laurie Kaye Nijaki (2013). “Sustainable Development and Governance.” Chapater 9, in Sheldon Kamieniecki & Michael Kraft, editors, THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Daniel Press & Daniel Mazmanian (2013), “Toward Sustainable Production: Finding Workable Strategies for Government and Industry,” Chapter 10, in Norman Vig & Michael Kraft, eds., ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: NEW DIRECTIONS FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, 8th Edition, CQ Inc.

Blanco, H. 2012. Retrospective on BPJ. Berkeley Planning Journal. Vol. 25, 1: 24-27.

Blanco, H. 2012. Public participation in neighborhood planning, a neglected aspect of community livability: The case of Seattle. In F. Wagner and R. Caves (Eds.) Community Liveability. NY: Routledge.

Rose, A., Wei, D., and Prager, F. 2012. “Distributional Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading: Alternative Allocation and Recycling Strategies in California,” Contemporary Economic Policy 30(4): 603-617.