UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

February

February 25, 2010
  Enrollment for Summer Sessions is up and running on URSA.   Students are encouraged to take advantage of the relaxed summer atmosphere and opportunity to enroll in the following Urban Planning classes. Session A -- 6 weeks ( Jun 20 - Jul 29 )
February 18, 2010
 The Department of Urban Planning is continuing a  research exchange agreement with China’s leading urban planning agency, the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD). Under this agreement the Department of Urban Planning  hosts seven to  ten managers and senior staff from CAUPD each year. These visiting affiliates  attend courses on physical planning and urban design and audit and participate in other classes offered by the UCLA Department of Urban Planning.
February 03, 2010
 A recent study indicates that UCLA contributed the greatest number of papers to the field of urban studies over the five year period from 2004 to 2008. Based on each institution’s percentage of 5,518 papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed urban studies journals, UCLA ranked first with 76 papers, representing 1.38 % of the field.

January

January 13, 2010
An alarmingly high number of Los Angeles County workers at the bottom of the labor market are the victims of "wage theft" and other workplace violations by employers, who on average deprive workers of 12.5 percent of their weekly paycheck, according to a study released today, Jan. 6, by three researchers with the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UCLA.

October

October 21, 2009
He's organized a hunger strike for gardeners but he's also written children's stories. He's an accomplished academic but also a passionate activist who in 2005 was honored with the Charles E. Young Humanitarian Award for creating the Gardener Leadership Development Project. Alvaro Huerta '03, M.A. '06 is the face of the new America, bridging the gap between scholarship and social activism, bringing to both the insights and perspective of a son of Mexican immigrants.
October 21, 2009
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, a professor of urban planning and a scholar of urban design and urban history, has researched the uses of all kinds of public spaces, from parks to plazas. Now she and her former Ph.D. student, Renia Ehrenfeucht, have tackled a most pedestrian subject, the lowly urban sidewalk.

August

August 31, 2009
The Chester Rapkin Award for the best article to appear in this year's Journal of Planning Education and Research goes to Professor Donald Shoup for "Graduated Density Zoning

July

July 22, 2009
The University of California Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) Multi-campus Research Unit received a major grant to create a new Program for Sustainable Transport.