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USC Price Faculty Voice: Prof. Eric Heikkila on International Labs

Thursday, May 4, 2017  
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For three decades, USC Price has been a leader in international education. Each year, our students can choose from several International Labs, which immerse students in learning outside of the U.S. In our latest "Faculty Voice", Prof. Eric Heikkila writes, “Urban planning is ultimately about place-making, and that in turn is about people. Different people; different places. For urban planners to be effective in such settings, we must be able to bridge these fascinating and endlessly diverse perspectives.” Read more about how USC Price helps students to develop this essential skill through our International Labs.

Locally Motivated; Globally Informed


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.