UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


September 13, 2012
Dr. Richard Jackson, a professor of Urban Planning at the Luskin School of Public Affairs, was awarded with one of the nation’s most prestigious honors on Tuesday as he was the recipient of one of the 18th Annual Heinz Awards. Jackson was one of just five people in the country to receive the distinguished award, which honors work in Arts and Humanities, Environment, Human Condition; Public Policy; and Technology, the Economy and Employment.
September 12, 2012
With the new initiative to create parklets in the city of Los Angeles, the new outdoor spaces could ultimately take away free parking spots. But before drivers get in an uproar, one must realize that paying for a parking space in L.A. might not be such a bad thing – it could actually help the city.


August 17, 2012
Dr. Richard Jackson will be presented with the Socially Responsible Medicine Award by Los Angeles Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR-LA) at their annual Gala Dinner.  He will be recognized for his long time advocacy to protect farmworkers and children from pesticide risks and improving community health by changing the built environment.  Founded on the principle that we must "prevent what we cannot cure," PSR-LA is committed to reducing threats to public health related to nuclear and environmental toxins.
August 03, 2012
Martin Wachs (above left), a distinguished professor emeritus of Urban Planning, and Urban Planning professor Brian Taylor, who directs the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, have an op-ed in the


July 31, 2012
Urban Planning professor Chris Tilly has penned a piece for Los Angeles Magazine in which he proposes solutions to help fix the city's budget problems.
July 20, 2012
Michael Storper, a professor of urban planning at UCLA Luskin, has been elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. 
July 17, 2012
Chancee Martorell UP '93 has been inducted into the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn, an honor bestowed by the King of Thailand upon those who have demonstrated exceptional service to the kingdom. Martorell received her commendations in a ceremony at the Royal Thai Consulate in Los Angeles on June 29.
July 11, 2012
Walker Wells has been awarded a 2012 Pritzker Fellowship by the The Pritzker Fund for Environment and Sustainability Education.  The fund was established to support teaching and curriculum development at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES).  The fellowship will support the summer course Wells teaches on Green Urbanism.  Wells,  the Director of the Green Urbanism Program for Global Green USA, teaches a similar course in Urban Planning with Ted Bardacke during the regular academic year.
July 10, 2012
Professor Richard Jackson has been elected to honorary membership in the American Society of Landscape Architects.  This is one of the highest honors the organization may confer.  The Society promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.   A leading voice for better urban design for the sake of good health, Dr. Richard Jackson is chair of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA’s School of Public Health and also holds appointments in the Department of Urban Plannin