By Matthew Kredell

Shrujal Joseph, Harry Douglas, Jenny Uhrich and Ladell Nicole White, from left, give their capstone presentation. (USC Photo/Tom Queally)

Each year, USC Price presents the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation Award to an outstanding team of students in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) online program for their capstone project. In 2014, students Willie Marquez, Kody McConnell, Eric Rubalcava and Holly Shaftel provided a blueprint on how to handle open government data for the LA City Controller’s office. The group created recommendations for the controller to use new technology and social media to provide more accurate and accessible information.

Controller Ron Galperin said the students’ report “was impressive in its depth and detail” and that “the city of Los Angeles is grateful for the excellent work produced by this group. Our office will continue to utilize their findings for years to come.”

The runner up project for the 2014 Haynes Award explored a “green bank” to spur public-private investment in clean energy projects for client California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF). MPA online students Harry Douglas, Shrujal Joseph, Jenny Uhrich and Ladell Nicole White reported to CalCEF that the existing California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank may serve as a replicable model for a California Green Bank

Originally posted on USC Price News