UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

October

October 31, 2011
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.
October 21, 2011
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.
October 11, 2011
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.
October 06, 2011
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."

September

September 21, 2011
  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. 
September 14, 2011
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.

August

August 16, 2011
 Professor Gary Orfield, who holds a primary faculty appointment in Education and a secondary faculty appointment in Urban Planning, was featured in a recent issue of UCLA Today.

June

June 23, 2011
A new report from the National Research Council examines major policies that could save energy and reduce emissions from the U.S. transportation sector over the next 20 to 50 years.