“What Dominant Frames Conceal: Inequality and Civil Unrest”

Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., in a Frameworks Institute blog, comments on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent statements: “…the research literature firmly supports the finding that there is a strong correlation between high levels of income inequality in a society and civil, social, and political unrest. So why hasn’t his warning resonated with the American public?

“Say if Ain’t So! Higher Education Reform in California”

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Dean, Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., discusses Californians’ perceptions of higher education and the public research university in a Frameworks Institute blog. In “Say if Ain’t So!

Don Shoup on ExpressPark featured a conversation with Urban Planning Professor Donald Shoup about downtown L.A.s'  new ExpressPark system.

Mental Health Care Profession Sees Gender Imbalances

The mental health care is a profession increasingly dominated by women, giving rise to concern that some men in need of help may go without. The New York Times recently covered this issue, addressing therapy concerns for men as the field tends to be dominated by what researchers call "feminization." More about psychology and these trends can be read here.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Racial Equity Conference - Day 2

A post from Waiyi Tse, Executive Project Manager, UCLA Luskin:

The Aspen Institute defines structural racism as “the system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations and other norms often work in reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequities in every key opportunity area, from health, to education, to employment to income and wealth.”

W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Racial Equity Conference - Day 1

A post from Waiyi Tse, Executive Project Manager, UCLA Luskin:

Greetings from Asheville, North Carolina. I’m at the “America Healing: Building the Field and Connecting the Leaders” conference representing UCLA Luskin. “America Healing” is the racial equity initiative of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which is a generous supporter of the School’s Social Justice Initiative.

Fraudulent Use Disabled Parking Placards Exploding Allowing Civic Revenues Through Crackdowns

"It does sort of invite this corruption and is a disservice to other motorists" - Michael Manville

Climate Changes Set to Transform Cities

Predicting climate changes in our near future can be a difficult task, considering all the data and the numbers there maybe to crunch, the socio-economic impacts to go over, and fluctuations in weather to monitor. Noting that “cities adapt or they go away," the New York Times recently looked into the changes that we will be feeling in the near future. The article highlighted how cities like Chicago will now experience subtropical climate in the coming century, and will undergo new modeling changes to adapt towards these challenges.

Urban Planning Student Creates Sustainable Gardens on Reclaimed Water

Urban Planning student Alek Bartrosouf was recently published in the Los Angeles Times for promoting the use of sustainable gardens in Glendale. Bartrosouf's efforts in creating the nonprofit Coalition for a Green Glendale and working with the City of Glendale, has sparked many positive reactions. Moreover, the garden has been deemed "water certified" by Glendale Water and Power. More about Bartrosouf's efforts can be read in the article here.

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