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Luskin Center Solar Research Highlighted at UCLA City Hall Day

The Luskin Center for Innovation was invited to deliver key presentations during the University's 2010 City Hall Day, an event organized by UCLA Government and Community Relations to host UCLA delegates in meetings with members of the Los Angeles City Council. Pictured in photo: Luskin Center deputy director Colleen Callahan presents on the potential for solar energy in the L.A. basin.

Promoting Bamboo Homes--Matthew Kahn

Matthew Kahn, a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment with joint appointments in economics and public policy, was quoted on July 7 in a Miller–McCune  article on the potential of bamboo houses to fight climate change, encourage economic growth and protect the poor from natural disasters.

Promoting Bamboo Homes--Matthew Kahn

Matthew Kahn, a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment with joint appointments in economics and public policy, was quoted on July 7 in a Miller–McCune  article on the potential of bamboo houses to fight climate change, encourage economic growth and protect the poor from natural disasters.

CA Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure—Experts Speak to the Issue on KPCC

KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena, held on June 16, 2010, discussed the possible legalization of marijuana for recreational use—an issue that will come up before voters on this November’s California ballot.  The discussion, moderated by KPCC’s Larry Mantle, brought together the following speakers who hold views on both sides of the upcoming ballot measure:

• Hon. Jim Gray, Judge of the Superior Crt. (ret.) -- Pro Initiative
• Hon. Lee Baca, Sheriff, Los Angeles County -- Anti-Initiative

Scenes from the Field: Skies Above Senegal

Urban Planning doctoral student John Scott-Railton has embarked on an ambitious and unusual fact-gathering summer project—creating his own aerial photography apparatus involving a remote control camera hoisted to high-flying kites.

"Aerial photography is generally quite expensive," says Scott-Railton, "which is what inspired me to think about creating a low-cost alternative."

Evaluating Presidential Commissions: Prof. Amy Zegart

On NPR’s Morning Edition, Ari Shapiro interviews Amy Zegart on the value of presidential commissions, especially under the Obama administration.

Urban Planning Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Honors Robin Liggett

From BruinPlanners.com...

A Flawed Cost/Benefit Study of a Greener California

From the L.A. Times, a March 25 opinion piece by James L. Sweeney and Matthew E. Kahn.

The Varshney/Tootelian analysis, often cited by foes of AB 32, overestimates the law's costs by a factor of 10. It also excludes the value of energy savings and neglects the effects of innovation.

Authors Discuss Strategies for Career/Family Parity Between Working Couples

Molly Selvin, School of Public Affairs Senior Fellow and assistant dean at Southwestern School of Law, joined authors Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober as the moderator of a career services-sponsored event, "Getting to 50/50, How Working Couples Can Have It All" held in the UCLA School of Public Affairs building on February 25, 2010.

Henry Waxman at 2010 Bollens Ries Hoffenberg Lecture

The 2010 Bollens-Ries-Hoffenberg lecture at UCLA, co-sponsored by the UCLA School of Public Affairs with the UCLA Department of Political Science, presented representative Henry Waxman, who talked to constituents and answered questions about the Democratic Party legislative agenda and ways Congress was working to meet the current economic challenges.

View the video on C-SPAN online.

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