For Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, the law that changed Los Angeles significantly was the Housing Act of 1949. The UCLA professor of urban planning and associate dean nominated the federal act, enacted during the Truman administration, for a KCET series of spotlights, “Laws that Shaped L.A.”
In “How Bunker Hill Lost its Victorians,” Loukaitou-Sideris cites the 1949 act, as well as a 1954 federal act and the 1945 California Community Development Law, as having “an outsized influence on downtown Los Angeles,” and ushering in an era of urban redevelopment.
Eric Avila, Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies, History and Urban Planning, recently appeared on Zócalo Public Square as a panelist to discuss the topic "How Los Angeles Created the Good Life," moderated by Tom Crow of the Institute of Fine Arts and art historian at New York University.
Critical Planning, the student journal of the Department of Urban Planning, has issued a call for papers for volume 19, Summer 2012. The theme for this issue is Militaristic
Urbanism. The submission deadline is Monday, January 2, 2012.
Professor Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, was awarded the 2011 Milton and Ruth Roemer Prize
for Creative Local Public Health Work, by the Southern California Public Health Association. The award was presented at the 139th APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 29–Nov. 2, 2011 in Washington, D.C. in recognition of outstanding creative and innovative public health work.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Americans who use housing choice vouchers are increasingly choosing to live in the suburbs, and as that trend proceeds, metropolitan areas across the country need to work to make sure housing opportunities connect with employment, according to a new report co-authored by UCLA researchers and published by the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.
Environmental Health Sciences Chair, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) and Urban Planning Professor, Richard Jackson, MD., MPH, chaired a 14-member panel that authored a report requested by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment."
Seeking Spatial Justice, by Urban Planning Distinguished Professor Emeritus Edward Soja, has been awarded one of the three Honorable Mentions for the Paul Davidoff prize, one of the most prestigious honors in the academic planning field.
Laura Pryor, a second-year Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, has been accepted into the Graduate Evaluation Diversity Internship (GEDI) program of the American Evaluation Association.