Federal law gives the Justice Department better options in
dealing with marijuana legalization in Colorado and the state of Washington than
a complete crackdown, simple acquiescence or a policy of muddling through,
according to an article by Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA
Luskin School of Public Affairs.
By Judy LinUCLA Today What was it like to spend virtually every waking hour as Barack Obama’s personal aide, responsible for everything from keeping him on schedule to providing him with mouthwash, aspirin and the latest headline news?
The Luskin Forum, a twice-annual publication from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, is now available. The issue, which focuses on leadership, is free and can be read online by clicking here.With stories featuring current and future leaders from all three departments — Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning — the issue sports a new and advanced look that allows UCLA Luskin to cover much more than previous versions of the Forum did.
A team of researchers from UCLA Luskin and UC Berkeley's Department of City and Regional Planning has received a grant from the California Air Resources Board to explore the impact of transit-oriented development on low-income communities.
ACCESS magazine, a publication of the UC Transportation Center, has unveiled its 42nd issue.The magazine, edited by urban planning professor Donald Shoup, covers current issues in transportation policy and practice in a style designed for the general reader. The current issue includes stories on disabled parking, transit-oriented development and the efficacy of greenhouse gas regulations at the local-government level.
California policies that have seemingly little to no connection to petroleum use actually provide incentives that drive demand for oil use artificially high in the state. Fifteen such policies are identified in a new report, Unraveling Ties to Petroleum: How policy drives California's demand for oil, released today by the nonpartisan, nonprofit group Next 10 and authored by UCLA Luskin researcher Juan Matute.
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer Lucy Martikyan emigrated to the United States from Armenia
when she was just shy of being a teenager. Her birthplace suffered under the influences
of former Soviet rule, teetered with widespread corruption, and lacked
educational opportunities for women.
Public Policy student Brandon Dowling is a Rosenfield Fellow,
works at the Los Angeles County offices, worked with former Speaker of the
House Nancy Pelosi in Washington DC and is making a difference at UCLA Luskin.
He is the latest in our ongoing features of the "Leaders