By George Foulsham
Californians feel the pinch when gasoline, electricity and natural gas prices
increase. And it’s logical to think that the state’s Cap-and-Trade program
might add to those expenses. But this program is generating billions of dollars
to provide an array of benefits to Californians, especially those living in
Illustration by Christian ZarateBy George FoulshamThe importance of quality mentorships is one of eight key
recommendations in a new Luskin Center for Innovation report about strategies
for increasing diversity and retaining women in high-tech careers.
The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
will bring together leaders in government, nonprofits, academia and industry
March 21 for a workshop designed to help disadvantaged communities take a
leading role in fighting climate change.
The Second Sustainable
Nanotechnology Organization Conference took
place at Santa Barbara on Sunday, November 3 to Tuesday, November 5. The
conference brought together experts on the subject of nanotechnology and
sustainability to address life cycle assessment, green synthesis, green energy,
industrial partnerships, environmental health and safety, and the overall
sustainability of engineered nanomaterial.
LOS ANGELES, October 1, 2012 —
Businesses along the June 2013 CicLAvia route experienced a 10 percent bump in
sales on the day of the event, a new study from the UCLA Luskin School of
Public Affairs has found.
The increase was greater among
those businesses that engaged with CicLAvia participants such as with a vending
table or music. “Active participant” businesses saw their sales increase 57 percent according to the
study, with sales revenue increases of $1,356 on average compared to $407 on
average for all businesses.
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Dean, Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., is organizing a UCLA Luskin team for the United Way’s Annual “HomeWalk”, a 5K Walk/Run to End Homelessness, on the morning of Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Exposition Park. Joining Dean Gilliam in leading the team are: Erica Quintana, MPP ’13, Brad Rowe, MPP ’13, Ian Bohannon, MSW ’13 and Jacki Murdock, MURP ’13.
On Tuesday evening, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom spoke to
an intimate gathering at the Fowler Museum on UCLA’s campus, titled “California: Getting Back to Business.”
The event, hosted by the UCLA Luskin School’s Dean’s Associates program, brought
together donors and invited guests.
To learn about how to become part of the Dean’s Associate
program, please click here.
On the heels of the recent
City Council vote to allow the construction of a series of micro-parks in Los
Angeles, researchers from UCLA Luskin's Complete Streets Initiative are releasing a comprehensive guidebook
to planning, building and maintaining “parklets,”—small parks created in urban
areas from the conversion of parking spots, alleyways and other underutilized spaces
for cars into places for people.