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.
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.
Annual gifts to UCLA Luskin from alumni and friends, whether you give directly to a specific fellowship fund or to the Dean's Innovation Fund, directly impact student success. Students from the Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning departments speak of the importance of these fellowships.Learn more or support UCLA Luskin
UCLA Luskin alums Alexa Delwiche and Clare Fox are working to reshape the food
landscape in Los Angeles.
Both work at the newly formed Los Angeles Food Policy
Council (LAFPC), which was established as the Food Policy Task Force by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in 2009. The LAFPC is a collaborative
network in Southern California ensuring food is healthy, affordable,
fair and sustainable.
Lee Mackey, who is currently earning his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning and is a 2008 graduate of UCLA Luskin's Public Policy program, was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship earlier this year.
The Association of American Geographers (AAG) will be honoring two faculty members in April at a special awards luncheon in Los Angeles, including the UCLA Luskin School's Urban Planning professor Edward Soja.