Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position -Mohandas Gandhi




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Video 1: Effects of the economic downturn on one USC student and her family


Video 2: Public Service Announcement: Legalization of marijuana and its potential to change a society


Video 3: Fly through a Los Angeles city block, from Olympic Blvd. to 11th St. on Normandie Ave.


Video 4: Five ways to become environmentally friendly: the impacts of ŇgreenifyingÓ your life


Project 1: Alteration of a sound file: ŇAnother SunÓ by Malakai


Project 2: Utilizing maps to their full potential: LEED certified buildings in Los Angeles


Esther D. kim



University of Southern California

Undergraduate Student, Class of 2012

School of International Relations

            Culture, Gender, Society

            European Union

School of Policy, Planning & Development

            Urban Planning Track

Focus: International Development, Sustainable Planning


Location: (Mid-City, Harvard Heights, Koreatown, Venice, West LA, Culver City, Downtown) Los Angeles, CA



[T]o those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say that we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the worldŐs resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it -President Barack Obama, inauguration speech



For your inner bookworm: the Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles

For your inner tourist: walk down Hollywood Blvd. or along the Sunset Strip

For your people-watching pleasure: the boardwalk at Venice Beach, especially during the weekends

For your bourgeois retail cravings: all along Main Street in Santa Monica

Partake in gentrification, LA style (itŐs pretty much the same here as it is anywhere): almost any and all cafŽs or vegan-friendly restaurants in Silver Lake