A Newsweek Web feature published Monday, July 19, on the future of American cities highlights the work of UCLA's cityLAB, a think tank at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, which created a model of how living, working, commuting and recreation in Los Angeles could change over the coming decades.
Urban Planning Professor Randy Crane has been selected as the Editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA). The journal will be housed at UCLA for five years beginning October 1, 2010.
The Center for Community Partnerships has announced the winners of the first Rishwain Social Justice Entrepreneurship Award: Urban Planning doctoral students Ava Bromberg and John Scott-Railton were recognized for their outstanding contributions to community based social entrepreneurship, serving the community in ground-breaking ways.
Enrollment for Summer Sessions is up and running on URSA. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the relaxed summer atmosphere and opportunity to enroll in the following Urban Planning classes.
Session A -- 6 weeks ( Jun 20 - Jul 29 )
The Department of Urban Planning is continuing a research exchange agreement with China’s leading urban planning agency, the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD). Under this agreement the Department of Urban Planning hosts seven to ten managers and senior staff from CAUPD each year. These visiting affiliates attend courses on physical planning and urban design and audit and participate in other classes offered by the UCLA Department of Urban Planning.
A recent study indicates that UCLA contributed the greatest number of papers to the field of urban studies over the five year period from 2004 to 2008. Based on each institution’s percentage of 5,518 papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed urban studies journals, UCLA ranked first with 76 papers, representing 1.38 % of the field.
An alarmingly high number of Los Angeles County workers at the bottom of the labor market are the victims of "wage theft" and other workplace violations by employers, who on average deprive workers of 12.5 percent of their weekly paycheck, according to a study released today, Jan. 6, by three researchers with the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UCLA.