UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

March

March 19, 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.
March 18, 2014
Greg Pierce, a Ph.D. candidate in Urban Planning, was selected as the sole UCLA representative to attend the Second Annual Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative Forum in Manila this month. Upon his return to the states, he shared this postcard of his experience in the city, which is still recovering from a major typhoon that struck in 2013.
March 11, 2014
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.
March 05, 2014
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. 

February

February 26, 2014
By Stan PaulFrom President Obama and the Pope to venture capitalists and billionaires, “everyone is talking about inequality,” said Northeastern University professor Barry Bluestone in his Feb. 25 talk at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. “This is new,” he added.
February 24, 2014
Urban Planning professor Susanna Hecht has published a new book. "The Social Lives of Forests," co-edited by Hecht, Kathleen D. Morrison of the University of Chicago and Christine Padoch of the Center for International Forestry Research in Indonesia, will be released in early March.With 28 chapters in five parts, the book takes a comprehensive look at humanity's multidimensional relationships with forests and woodlands. From the publisher:

January

January 31, 2014
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin student writerA group of Urban Planning students looking to expand their knowledge and professional connections in the transportation world made the trip to the 93rd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C., earlier this month.
January 30, 2014
By Max WynnUCLA Luskin Student Writer On January 29th the UCLA community packed into a sold-out Royce Hall to take part in the third Luskin Lecture Series event of the 2013-14, “A Conversation with Madeleine Albright.”
January 23, 2014
Students in Paul Ong's Urban Planning 214 class, "Neighborhood Analysis," completed reports of important demographic information last fall about seven Los Angeles neighborhoods. 
January 23, 2014
Reclaiming the Right-of-Way, a comprehensive toolkit on planning methods to encourage walkability and complete streets design in neighborhoods, has been named a recipients of a National Planning Achievement Award for Best Practice, presented by the American Planning Association.