Metropolitan Futures Initiative Webinar

Large business relocations may draw splashy headlines and bring jobs and revenue to a city, but a new data analysis shows that such moves are much rarer – and less beneficial – than thought.

Findings detailed in the latest quarterly report from the School of Social Ecology's Metropolitan Futures Initiative reveal that only a third of company relocations in Southern California cross city borders, just 6 percent cross county borders, and nearly a quarter are to sites less than half a mile away.

What: Webinar about the Metropolitan Futures Initiative latest quarterly report, Business Relocations in Southern California.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.



Distinguished Fellows Dinner

Thu, 06/08/2017

Professional Visions and Personal Reflections: Celebrating Four Distinguished Careers in Public Service

The Department of Planning, Policy, and Design in the School of Social Ecology invites you to a dinner and engaging facilitated dialogue about future visions for Orange County and reflections on the work and careers of our 2016-2017 Distinguished Fellows:

America BrachoPresident & CEO, Latino Health Access
Randal JacksonPresident, PlaceWorks
Art LeahyChief Executive Officer, Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink)
Tony SalazarPresident, West Coast Operations, McCormack Baron Salazar

Urbanism, Territoriality, and Political Conflict: Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland Since 1994

Scott A. Bollens
Interim Chair of Planning, Policy, and Design
Warmington Chair in the Social Ecology of Peace and International Cooperation
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
12:30 - 2:00 pm
SBSG room 3260
Lunch will be served.
Professor Bollens studies ethnicity and urban policy, development strategies, and regional and intergovernmental approaches to planning. Over the past 23 years, Dr. Bollens has interviewed over 360 urban professionals and community advocates in Jerusalem, Belfast, Johannesburg, Nicosia (Cyprus), Sarajevo and Mostar (Bosnia), Barcelona and Basque cities (Spain), and Beirut about the role of urban policy and city building amidst nationalistic ethnic conflict and political transitions.