UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

February

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.
January 22, 2014
ACCESS Magazine, the publication housed at UCLA Luskin that reports on research funded by the University of California Transportation Center, has been named the recipient of a National Planning Excellence Award by the American Planning Association.The award celebrates efforts to increase awareness and understanding about the planning profession, and "tell the planning story.”
January 17, 2014
Donald Shoup, distinguished professor of Urban Planning at UCLA Luskin, has become the nation’s oft-quoted, go-to expert on parking. He was recently named one of the world's Top 100 City Innovators Worldwide by UBM Future Cities. The author of “The High Cost of Free Parking,” Shoup has inspired a growing number of cities to charge fair market prices for on-street parking and remove off-street parking requirements.
January 13, 2014
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will present remarks and participate in a public discussion hosted by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. at UCLA’s Royce Hall.  Prior to her address, presented as part of the Meyer and Renee Luskin Lecture Series, Albright will receive the UCLA Medal, the university’s highest honor, from former UCLA Chancellor Albert Carnesale. 
January 08, 2014
By Adeney ZoStudent WriterThe bridge between a university and the working world can be a difficult one to navigate — while some students quickly satisfying employment in their field of interest, others take time discovering a suitable career. For 2011 Urban Planning alumnus Omari Fuller, graduation entailed a bit of self-discovery and experimentation before he found his current career.

December

December 13, 2013
To usher in the new year, the winter edition of the Luskin Forum — the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' bi-annual magazine — is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the School. In the summer of 1994 the School of Public Affairs officially opened its doors, combining the departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning. This issue kicks off the celebration of 20 years of Public Affairs at UCLA.