At the Center for Sustainability Solutions, We…
Convene. Evaluate. Advance. Implement. Educate.
We convene roundtables of high-level stakeholders and academics to identify and prioritize on intractable sustainability problems to be solved within a reasonable time-frame.
We ensemble groups of leading interdisciplinary scholars and conduct ‘Rapid Assessment Exercises” that synthesize existing academic knowledge on specific sustainability challenges, use this knowledge to make timely recommendations, and identify important gaps in the academic literature that require further investigation.
We advance basic and applied research by fostering the development of interdisciplinary teams and connecting them with relevant stakeholders around the world.
We engage with stakeholders in the implementation of sustainability solutions and transfer knowledge across our global network of Sustainability Solutions Regional Hubs.
We provide education opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals.
This is how you can engage with us…
Propose a Faculty Lead topical lunch
Topical lunches bring together researchers from across campus in an informal setting to introduce new faculty to related sustainability scholars on campus, and to ‘test the waters’ for potential future interdisciplinary collaborations. Its informal setting fosters a wide-range of discussions. To organize or RSVP for a lunch, contact us.
Propose a half-day internal technical symposium
Half-day internal technical symposiums on specific thematic areas provide a forum for groups of USC faculty to learn more about the technical details of each other’s research programs. To organize or RSVP for a half-day internal technical symposium, contact us.
GOVERNMENT, REGULATORY AGENCIES, INDUSTRY, and NGOs
Propose a high-level roundtable on a specific sustainability challenge
High level roundtables with stakeholders and faculty provide a forum for stakeholders to communicate their immediate and longer term applied research needs to groups of faculty in an intimate setting. High-level roundtables can constitute the first step towards the identification of a rapid assessment exercise, or the first step towards a longer research collaboration. To explore a potential high-level roundtable with the USC Center for Sustainability Solutions, contact us.
Propose the organization of policy dialogues, conferences, and symposiums to be co-organized between stakeholders and the USC Center for Sustainability Solutions
These events provide an opportunity for showcasing stakeholders’ initiatives, as well as related applied research by USC Center for Sustainability Solutions scholars. To explore a potential joint event, contact us.