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Robert Putnam: "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis"

Friday, March 11, 2016

ROBERT D. PUTNAM is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University. In addition to teaching, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the British Academy, and past president of the American Political Science Association. He has received numerous scholarly honors, including the Skytte Prize, the most prestigious global award in political science, and the National Humanities Medal, the nation’s highest honor for contributions to the humanities. He has written fourteen books, translated into more than twenty languages, including Bowling Alone and Making Democracy Work, both among the most cited publications in the social sciences in the last half century. His 2010 book, co-authored with David E. Campbell, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, won the American Political Science Association’s 2011 Woodrow Wilson award as the best book in political science. He has consulted for the last three American presidents, the last three British prime ministers, the last French president, prime ministers from Ireland to Singapore, and hundreds of grassroots leaders and activists in many countries. His latest book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, on the growing class gap among American young people, was published in March 2015.

University of California, Riverside
900 University Avenue
Highlander Union Building 302
Riverside, CA 92521

4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Part of the UCR School of Public Policy Seminar Series.
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Opportunities for Solar: Ways Forward for Inland Southern California 2015

Thursday, February 25, 2016

This conference is designed for city leaders, planners, council members, businesses, utilities and the general public to learn about the state of solar energy by discussing the latest technology, public policy/regulations, economics, and the associated environmental/sustainability issues. Attendees will learn about the challenges and opportunities for incorporating solar energy in their communities, including how the marketplace works, local policies, and initiatives already in place.

Bourns Technology Center
1200 Columbia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507

8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Part of the CSSD Randall Lewis Seminar Series.
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Freight and Sustainable Communities Policy Forum

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sponsored by CE-CERT, National Center for Sustainable Transportation, UCR CSSD, Southern California Association of Governments, CalTrans, UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies

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The Future of Cities in Inland Southern California:

A Quest for Sustainability

February 26, 2015

Hosted by UC Riverside's Center for Sustainable Suburban Development and the Western Riverside Council of Governments.

Speaker Presentations, Keynote Speaker Video, Photos and Media Coverage


Warehouse Panel photo

Warehouse Work:

Road to Middle Class or Economic Uncertainty?

February 27, 2014

Hosted by UC Riverside's Center for Sustainable Suburban Development (as part of the Randall Lewis Seminar Series), UCR Labor Studies Program, and the Empire Logisitics Group.

Seminar Audio, Speaker Presentations, Photos and Media Coverage


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CSSD Director Ronald O. Loveridge introduces the Case Studies Panel at the Solar Conference

More than 170 attended "Solar Energy in Inland Southern California: The Future Is Now," sponsored by UC Riverside's Center for Sustainable Development, College of Engineering - Center for Environmental Research and Technology, and the Southern California Research Initiative for Solar Energy, and SolarMax, a Riverside-based solar power system designer and installation company.

Solar Conference Information, Presentations, Photos, Media Coverage

Past CSSD Events

Pathways to a Sustainable Society - April 15, 2010

Clearing The Air - May 22, 2008

Revitalizing the Suburbs - January 25, 2007

The New Collaborative Region - January 27, 2006

Smart Growth on the Edge - January 21, 2005