UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

February

February 07, 2013
In a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, two "parklets," or micro urban parks, were officially opened in downtown Los Angeles and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs had a hand in creating the new spaces.“This parklet is the first in the nation that is an active recreation parklet,” said Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, associate dean of the UCLA Luskin School, who spoke at the ceremony. The parklet features bike equipment and a foosball table along with seating and vegetation.
February 04, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer Los Angeles: universally recognized as a hub of technological innovation, entertainment and creativity. But with this reputation come a slew of negative perceptions. The vision of Los Angeles as an urban metropolis is often associated with cynical perceptions of unsustainability, disorganization and inefficient transportation. Which image of L.A. is closer to reality?
February 01, 2013
Michael Fleming teaches "Nonprofit Sector, State & Civil Society" at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Fleming's class is listed across all three departments -- Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning.In this segment of "UCLA Luskin: Did You Know?" we dig into the ways this class can help students think more creatively about the role of philanthropic organizations in today's civil society. 

January

January 31, 2013
"Do not email potential employers bragging about your unparalleled skills and warn them on a missed opportunity. Be confident and describe how you would be a good fit with the position and organization. Above all, grow your network!" This may sound like common sense, but the panelists at the Environment and Clean Technology career panel discussion, held earlier this week at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, said they were surprised the advice is not followed more often.
January 29, 2013
There’s a lot of analysis surrounding the National Football League, so much so that the information at times might overshadow the game itself. With hours of pre and postgame shows, it is easy to be inundated with information breaking down almost every play from any given Sunday.
January 24, 2013
Howard Dean was the latest speaker in the Luskin Lecture Series, but before delivering his message to a packed house on Wednesday evening, the former Governor of Vermont sat down to discuss leadership in the newest video series: "The Art of Leadership."
January 24, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer On Wednesday evening former Vermont Governor Howard Dean spoke to a large and diverse crowd at UCLA as part of the Luskin Lecture Series. The event, hosted by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, brought together donors and invited guests – several of whom are currently UCLA undergraduates – at the Covel Commons on campus.
January 18, 2013
As government returns to business after the holiday season, three David Bohnett Fellows from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will be heading to Washington D.C. to attend the premiere forum for mayors and federal leaders to come together and discuss pressing issues impacting our cities and metro areas.
January 14, 2013
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded UCLA $2 million to support "The Urban Turn: Collective Life in Megacities of the Pacific Rim." The three-and-a-half year project, which includes two faculty members from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, will build connections between architecture, urban studies and the humanities, engaging faculty and students from across the campus in the study of contemporary issues in four of the world's most complex cities — Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai and Mexico City.
January 11, 2013
A pair of alumni from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs were named to the American Planning Associations Board of Directors in California. Kurt Christiansen, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning who graduated in 1991, was named the Vice President for Conferences while Kelly Main, who received her Ph.D. in Urban Planning in 2007, was named to the California Planning Foundation.