UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

June

June 22, 2012
For a Comprehensive Capstone Project, twelve UCLA Luskin Urban Planning graduate students spent two quarters under the instruction of Goetz Wolff researching the manufacturing landscape of Los Angeles, developing case studies on efforts in other cities and exploring policy areas — such as land use, workforce development, and government procurement — where changes are essential to ensuring a thriving, high-road manufacturing sector in the region. The students presented their research at USC on June 14.
June 19, 2012
Urban Planning Distinguished Professor Donald Shoup has been named an Honorary Professor of the Beijing Transportation Research Center. Shoup was presented with his certificate during a visit to China in May.  This connection between UCLA's Department of Urban Planning and the Beijing Transportation Research Center will enable students at UCLA to use the Center's extraordinary wealth of data and expertise to conduct research on transportation in China.
June 19, 2012
 MURP student Eric Agar has received the 2012 Graduate Students Association Jeffrey L. Hanson Distinguished Service Award.

May

May 31, 2012
Jonathan Fielding, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health and a professor in the Schools of Public Health and Medicine at UCLA, discussed policy approaches to improve public health in a UCLA Luskin lecture Thursday. 
May 30, 2012
Professor Paul M. Ong of the Department of Asian American Studies and Urban Planning is the 2011-12 recipient of the C. Doris and Toshio Hoshide Distinguished Teaching Prize in Asian American Studies at UCLA.  
May 25, 2012
UCLA Luskin students and faculty gathered Thursday to celebrate one of the school's signature attributes: UCLA Luskin’s Annual Fellowship Reception to honor donors and celebrate the achievements of more than 100 fellowship students. At a reception drawing more than 100 guests, students mingled with donors – including the school's benefactors, Meyer and Renee Luskin – and shared stories of their achievements and scholarly ambitions.
May 23, 2012
L.A. City Controller and UCLA alumna Wendy Greuel will address graduating students in social welfare, urban planning and public policy at UCLA Luskin's 2012 Commencement Ceremony. In announcing the event, Dean Frank Gilliam, Jr., called Greuel "a champion for public policy issues including public health initiatives, school reform programs, crime reduction measures, public transportation, and efforts to rebuild the city’s infrastructure."
May 21, 2012
Brian Taylor, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the Lewis Center and a professor of Urban Planning, was featured prominently in a UCLA Today story on what has come to be known as "The Rampture" -- major reconstruction of on- and off-ramps at Wilshire Boulevard and the 405 Freeway.
May 11, 2012
A UCLA urban planning professor who devises strategies to turn characterless, unappealing urban streets and sidewalks into inviting, pedestrian-friendly environments is hoping to bring downtown L.A. its first active-recreation parklet.A parklet — a micro-park created along urban streets from underutilized strips of roadway, on-street parking spaces and traffic triangles — can be as simple as a wooden platform, built over three parking spaces, on which umbrella tables, chairs and planters suddenly appear. 

April

April 30, 2012
The UCLA MURP Program has just been granted re-accreditation for seven years -- the maximum term possible -- in recognition of our "exemplary record."  The MURP program is now accredited through December 31, 2019.