UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

October

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.

May

May 18, 2011
Documentary filmmaker Larry Adelman opened his remarks on a panel about health inequalities by emphasizing why the subject matters for him personally. The issue is “not just that the rich on average will live more than six years longer in the United States than the poor,” he said. “Even middle-class white folks like me can expect to die two to three years sooner than the affluent. So this is about all of us, not just about the poor.”

April

April 27, 2011
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 )
April 12, 2011
Political ecologist and Urban Planning Professor Susanna Hecht  argues that  human activity  has affected the environment in sometimes positive ways. In an interview in Yale’s Environment 360, she talks about  the conservation values of inhabited environments. She says “There has been a recognition that inhabited environments can have major conservation values. If we have lots of people with forests we should be thrilled.