As part of a newly expanded focus on the structure and administration of digitally enabled urban environments, UCLA Luskin held a two-day conference April 24-25 titled "Who Owns the Digital City?". Scholars, entrepreneurs and activists came to campus to explore innovations and share knowledge on digitally empowered publics, tackling questions of ownership, service, participation, equity and justice in equal measure.
From April 24-25, 2014, UCLA Luskin will host a conference titled “Who Owns the Digital City?” The conference occurs at the outset of a larger focus at the School on emerging public policy issues in an increasingly digitally interconnected world.
Professor Mark Peterson (left) has been named chair of the Public Policy Department effective July 1, Dean Gilliam announced today.Peterson, who previously served as chair from 2002 to 2006, succeeds professor Michael Stoll, who has served as chair since 2009.
Political journalist Sasha Issenberg will be in residence as
a Fellow in the Center for Civil Society in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
and the UCLA Department of Political Science for spring quarter 2014.
Students in Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning are taking their shows on the road this Spring Break.In pursuit of independently organized projects, groups of students will travel to Detroit, Mexico City and Tokyo. The trips are designed to encourage a broader understanding of issues of urbanization, governance, policy and social service.
Three years after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, students from all three departments have produced an anthology of personal reflection and academic analysis of the disaster's impact on the community.
On Friday, Feb. 28, 24 students from all of UCLA Luskin's academic departments traveled to City Hall for a day of briefings and interviews on the topic of "Can green technology help drive L.A.'s economy?". The students gained experience in what it takes to make government work, and the city leaders benefited from the students' new ideas and inspiration.Follow the action through the Storify thread below.