USC is located in one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world. Through our students, faculty, staff, and alumni, the university maintains a powerful connection to every urban region of the United States and great cities around the globe. That puts us in a particularly advantageous position to understand the forces that are building and changing urban landscapes. We experience first-hand the problems of homelessness and inequity, of pollution and crime. We understand both the power of immigration and its challenges. And we contribute to healthcare, entertainment, technology, finance, and other local industries that are shaping the world around us. Over the next decade, USC will make strategic investments in people and programs to have a positive impact on our local communities and the cities of the future throughout the world.