Can L.A. Fix its Broken Planning System?

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UCLA Luskin urban planners discuss the challenges — and possible solutions — to L.A.’s development woes

A Case of Arrested Development

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UCLA faculty members join the discussion on an upcoming city ballot measure that could block big development projects in Los Angeles for two years

Students' Visits to Mexico Produce Real World Insights

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Urban Planning fieldwork course taught by UCLA Luskin's Paavo Monkkonen completes its study of housing crisis in Tijuana

How to Build an Affordable Home: Start With the Framework

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UCLA urban planner provides recommendations for easing existing barriers to affordable housing, one of California’s most pressing issues

Lending Obama Administration a Hand on Housing

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A 2015 study by UCLA Luskin Urban Planning scholars is cited in a new White House Housing Development Toolkit

Perpetuating Cycles of Exclusion

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New study by Luskin professors Paavo Monkkonen MPP '05 and Michael Lens examines how zoning laws in the 100 largest U.S. metro areas reinforce socioeconomic divides

Cooperation May be the Key to Survival for Airbnb in the Sharing Economy

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UCLA professors project the future of Airbnb based off lessons from past startups.

Monkkonen Examines Airbnb's Impact on Housing Prices

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In a study commissioned by Airbnb, Urban Planning professor Paavo Monkkonen documents a limited impact on home values in L.A.

Paavo Monkkonen

Paavo Monkkonen is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the…

Repeating History But Innovating: Social Housing and Urban Policy in Latin America

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Blog post from Professor Paavo Monkkonen via Global Public Affairs @ Luskin