As part of a newly expanded focus on the structure and administration of digitally enabled urban environments, UCLA Luskin held a two-day conference April 24-25 titled "Who Owns the Digital City?". Scholars, entrepreneurs and activists came to campus to explore innovations and share knowledge on digitally empowered publics, tackling questions of ownership, service, participation, equity and justice in equal measure.
From April 24-25, 2014, UCLA Luskin will host a conference titled “Who Owns the Digital City?” The conference occurs at the outset of a larger focus at the School on emerging public policy issues in an increasingly digitally interconnected world.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student WriterJoan Ling MA UP ’82 has been named 2014 Alumna of the Year by
the department of Urban Planning. Ling currently works as a real estate advisor
and policy analyst in urban planning.
As a child, Ling developed a passion for carpentry and
building that later inspired her to pursue a career in urban planning.
Lee Mackey, a doctoral candidate in Urban Planning, has been awarded a research grant from the BRICS Initiative for Critical Agrarian Studies (BICAS) for his research on the rise of Brazilian agro-industrial firms in Latin America. BICAS is a new global research initiative composed of researchers hailing from the ‘BRICS’ countries of Brazil, China and South Africa that works across the fields of political economy, political ecology and political sociology to understand the ‘BRICS‘ and their implications for global agrarian transformations at a variety of emerging scales.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student WriterUrban Planning student Jadie Wasilco’s passion for affordable housing issues has earned her a Howard and Irene Levine Distinguished Fellowship, a new program offered through the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.
A new study co-authored by professor and chair of Urban Planning Evelyn Blumenberg is getting some play in
the media for its unique, and possibly controversial, findings concerning
automobile access for low-income households.
Political journalist Sasha Issenberg will be in residence as
a Fellow in the Center for Civil Society in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
and the UCLA Department of Political Science for spring quarter 2014.