Urban Planning professors Vinit Mukhija and Anastasia
Loukaitou-Sideris have a new book out this month called “The Informal American City:
Beyond Taco Trucks and Day Labor”, and it aims to challenge how planners
and policy makers think about informal urbanism.
Urban Planning professor Paul Ong has been named the 2013-14 recipient of the Don T. Nakanishi Award for Outstanding Engaged Scholarship in Asian American Studies.David K. Yoo, director and professor of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and Department, announced Ong's honor in a letter to colleagues:
By Adeney Zo, UCLA Luskin Student WriterSeven students from all three departments at UCLA Luskin are going abroad this summer to do internships through the Global Public Affairs Initiative’s International Practice Pathway program.
UCLA Luskin congratulated the graduating class of 2014 this morning, welcoming 51 Public Policy students, 93 Social Welfare students, and 71 Urban and Regional Planning students into the ranks of its alumni during a ceremony at Royce Hall. Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., quoted the recently departed author Maya Angelou in his opening address to the assembled students, faculty, staff and friends of the School. “‘You can only become truly accomplished at something you love,’” Dean Gilliam said. “‘Don’t make money your goal.’
“I wouldn’t have gotten this job if I hadn’t come to school
at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in the Urban Planning program,” says
Adam Monaghan. He’s reflecting on his academic and career journey days before
he crosses the stage at commencement on June 13 with his master’s degree. And,
no, we didn’t ask him to say that.
From the White House press office:For Immediate ReleaseMay 12, 2014White House Honors “Champions of Change” for TransportationWASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, the White House will honor eleven local heroes who are “Champions of Change” for their exemplary leadership to ensure that transportation facilities, services, and jobs help individuals and their communities connect to 21st century opportunities.
Urban Planning ‘92 alumnus Marc Norman was recently named a Harvard Graduate School of Design Loeb Fellow. This highly prestigious fellowship, comprised of top professionals in design, entails a year-long opportunity to study and work on projects through Harvard GSD and MIT.
By Adeney Zo, UCLA Luskin Student WriterUrban Planning professor Michael Lens recently received awards from the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA) and Housing Policy Debate for his research in housing policy.
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.