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KCET features doctoral student’s research on civic engagement

KCET-TV featured George Villanueva of the USC Annenberg School and the USC Metamorphosis Project, an effort by the school to chronicle the evolution of urban areas like the L.A. riverfront.

The project helped research and write a 2009 grant studying civic engagement surrounding the issue, bringing together the city, private and non-profit sectors, the media and academia. “The city is looking at our planning grant and planning collaborative as a possible model to think about place-based approaches towards and collaborative approaches towards planning,” Villanueva said.

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