By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer How would you use $100,000 to shape the future
of Los Angeles?My LA2050 challenged Angelenos to submit their most innovative and creative ways
to tackle Los Angeles’ biggest problems and gave 10 winners $100,000 to make
it happen. An impressive number of UCLA Luskin alumni made the list.
On Tuesday evening, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs held an event to launch Urban Planning professor Susanna Hecht's new book The Scramble for the Amazon and the Lost Paradise of Euclides da Cunha.Hecht, who was preceeded onstage by Brazilian Consul General Bruno Rísios Bath, spoke to a full room about her book and then signed copies and spoke with guests during a reception. For more information about Hecht's new book, see the Q&A she did with UCLA Luskin.
On Tuesday, June 4 the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will host a book release and signing for Urban Planning professor Susanna Hecht to debut her new book The Scramble for the Amazon and the Lost Paradise of Euclides da Cunha.
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer
Planning students Chelsea Richer, Benton Heimsath and Carole Turley applied for
an Eisenhower fellowships they were far from sure they would actually get one.
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student WriterCharisma Acey MPP '98 UP Ph.D. '09 has been hard at work putting her knowledge to the test.After being one of the first people to graduate from UCLA’s public policy program, Acey was posted to Zimbabwe as part of Catholic Relief
Services, an official international humanitarian agency in the U.S. During
her stay, she was involved primarily in development work, specifically that of
human rights programming, micro financing and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
Did you know that a group of over 20 UCLA Luskin students from the Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning departments recently traveled to Japan to learn about international policy? They are the latest feature in our ongoing "Did You Know?" series.
The way that Katherine Perez-Estolano fills out her
calendar, it’s a wonder that she was able to accept a high-profile seat on the
High Speed Rail Authority board.
In fact, when offered the position two years ago, the UCLA
Luskin School graduate had to decline.
“I came to the conclusion that two years ago, it wasn’t the
best timing,” Perez-Estolano said. “I was starting my business and you have to
contribute a good deal of your personal time and be committed” to be on the
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer I know women were not born afraid, that it is a social
construction, yet sometimes it can feel that way.
I cannot remember a time when I felt safe at every moment.
From walking through a dimly lit area, hearing catcalls while running, or
riding public transit late at night, women and girls are taught to always be
alert because of potential circumstances beyond our control.
Frankly it is very disempowering.
Bike highways, dense walkable cities and a policy focus on
improving the quality of life are lessons two UCLA Luskin School students
learned while on exchange programs in Europe.
Eric Johnson and India Brookover, both Masters of Urban Planning students, spent the Fall quarter at Sciences Po in Paris and
Hertie School of Governance Berlin respectively. In all, six UCLA Luskin students studied abroad in Paris and Berlin during the Fall term: Brookover, Johnson, and Public Policy students Yang Chen, Jared Erwin, Huatian Li and Lingxi Liu.