SDGs in LA: Sustainable Solutions to Los Angeles’ Wicked Problems, A Practicum

Supported by USC’s Office of the Provost, this multidisciplinary practicum—coordinated by lead faculty from the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health—focused on the human and social aspects of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the guiding development framework of our time. This practicum brought together students from across the university to bring a human rights analysis to the work occurring around homelessness in support of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office and to provide recommendations for further actions to the City in regards to the SDGs. Next steps include work with Occidental College and other Los Angeles based academic institutions to ensure ongoing support to the city around the SDGs. Learn more »


Years Active: 2018 – 2019
Investigators: Sofia Gruskin, Laura Ferguson
Funders/Collaborators: USC Office of the Provost, Office of the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, Occidental College
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA