UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


October 01, 2013
LOS ANGELES, October 1, 2012 — Businesses along the June 2013 CicLAvia route experienced a 10 percent bump in sales on the day of the event, a new study from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has found. The increase was greater among those businesses that engaged with CicLAvia participants such as with a vending table or music. “Active participant” businesses saw their sales increase 57 percent according to the study, with sales revenue increases of $1,356 on average compared to $407 on average for all businesses.


September 30, 2013
To kick-off the start of the 2013-14 academic year, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is offering a Back to School Sale at the Lu Valle Commons Bookstore.From Monday Sept. 30 through Friday, Oct. 11, shop online and receive 20% your purchase of UCLA Luskin apparel. That includes shirts, hats, sweatshirts, coffee mugs, padfolios and anything else with UCLA Luskin on it.
September 24, 2013
This week the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs opened its doors to welcome the 2013-14 class of first year master’s and doctoral students from around the country and around the world. The three departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning welcome 233 new students to the Luskin building during orientation week, which will be highlighted by the annual Luskin Open House on Thursday evening.
September 23, 2013
Twice in the past week, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. has discussed the importance of early childhood education with local and national leaders.Last week Gilliam led a discussion with Congressman Mark Takano and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, the Dean of UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. Then, on Monday, Gilliam moderated a panel chat with Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., the Associate Dean of UCLA's Anderson School.Below is a slideshow of the two events.
September 20, 2013
In advance of Urban Planning professor Michael Storper's book talk, this interview from September 2013 may shed light on the topics covered in "Keys to the City: How Economics, Institutions, Social Interaction, and Politics Shape Development."
September 20, 2013
  This summer, numerous students from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs are working and interning around the globe as part of UCLA Luskin's strategic plan to engage the School and its mission in international issues. The UCLA Luskin students will be sharing their thoughts on their work and their travels through a series of first person blogs.
September 17, 2013
Fate, or some variation of it, has been a major part of Cathy Oloo’s life. It’s what has shuttled her between California and Kenya. It’s what brought her to the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. It’s what helped her earn a prestigious scholarship, the only American — and one of just three people worldwide — to be awarded a generous gift. And, it’s what ties all of these things together in her life. Oloo has always had ties to UCLA. Her father, Tom Hinnebusch, has studied and taught Swahili and linguistics on campus since 1968.
September 12, 2013
The unofficial motto of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs comes from its dean, Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. Oftentimes he says that students and alumni from UCLA Luskin are “changing the world — one place, one project, one person at a time.” Joy Chen is taking on a slightly larger role in her efforts, adding “one generation” to that refrain. “I’m interested in changing the world, which is a carryover from my Urban Planning days,” says Chen, a 1998 graduate of the program, “but the way I’m changing the world is by helping women in China.”
September 05, 2013
Take a moment and think of a big city. What is one of the first images to flash through your mind? A landmark? A building, perhaps? What about the way certain parts of a city take shape? What defines them?


August 19, 2013
Monday marks the beginning of a new era for Urban Planning professor Ted Bardacke. Los Angeles' new mayor, Eric Garcetti, recently named Bardacke the Deputy Director of the new Los Angeles Office of Sustainability. His role begins Aug. 19.