By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin Student Writer On Feb. 10, UCLA Luskin students and Senior Fellows were brought together for a mid-year reception focused on mentoring and networking with a presentation from John Kobara, chief operating officer of the California Community Foundation and a former vice chancellor of external affairs at UCLA.
By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde UCLA Luskin Student WriterUrban Planning alumna Beth Tamayose UP PhD ‘11 co-authored a recent World Bank Report, which aims to help cities create and capture the benefits of higher land values around urban transit stations and corridors.
This winter and spring quarter, UCLA Luskin will host a series of skill-building workshops, career talks and networking events to prepare students for success in the working world. Some of the main highlights in the series of events include “LA County: Challenges and Opportunities,” featuring high-level speakers like Governor Brown’s director of economic development, and a career fair for students to “speed network” with alumni and professionals.
Since 2012, Mexico has been working on an ambitious
structural reform agenda across various sectors to boost the country’s
competitiveness and economic growth. Housing and urban policy is considered a
priority within this reform agenda as authorities are hoping to reduce a
housing deficit that affects roughly 31% of Mexican households.
development scholar Ananya Roy will lead a new institute examining inequality
and democracy at UCLA Luskin as its inaugural director, Dean Franklin D.
Gilliam, Jr., announced today. Roy’s appointment is effective July 1, 2015.
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer Urban Planning lecturer Stephen Commins was part of a team of researchers that wrote the World Bank’s new World Development Report for 2015, Mind, Society and Behavior, published on Dec. 4.
In 1957, Terrence Roberts MSW ’70 was a 16-year-old student
at a segregated high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. After the Supreme Court
ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that school segregation was
unconstitutional, he volunteered to be one of the first black students to
enroll at Little Rock High School, a decision with impact that is still being
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer
Diego Cardoso (MAUP ’87) recalls being perplexed by his father’s photographs,
which captured every day objects in his home in Ecuador. He would wonder why
his father didn’t choose to photograph more beautiful images of things like the
sunsets in Ecuador instead.
Since then, Cardoso’s work in the arts and in urban planning
has led him to understand the beauty in every day sights, which he now illustrates
in his own photography and paintings.