By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer Urban Planning lecturer Stephen Commins was part of a team of researchers that wrote the World Bank’s new World Development Report for 2015, Mind, Society and Behavior, published on Dec. 4.
In 1957, Terrence Roberts MSW ’70 was a 16-year-old student
at a segregated high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. After the Supreme Court
ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that school segregation was
unconstitutional, he volunteered to be one of the first black students to
enroll at Little Rock High School, a decision with impact that is still being
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer
Diego Cardoso (MAUP ’87) recalls being perplexed by his father’s photographs,
which captured every day objects in his home in Ecuador. He would wonder why
his father didn’t choose to photograph more beautiful images of things like the
sunsets in Ecuador instead.
Since then, Cardoso’s work in the arts and in urban planning
has led him to understand the beauty in every day sights, which he now illustrates
in his own photography and paintings.
By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerAs part of the Season of Service series, which highlights
projects that aid underserved populations, the Luskin School of Public Affairs
hosted two recent events where panelists discussed how organizations can contribute to
a solution to homelessness in the Los Angeles region.
Panelists included representatives of local organizations
and of the UCLA community committed to changing the lives of those in chronic
By Angel IbanezUCLA Luskin student writerDr. Susanna Hecht, professor of Urban Planning, has been honored as the winner of this year's
Elinor Melville Prize for the best book on Latin American Environmental
By Angel Ibanez, UCLA Luskin student writerFor over 15 years, the Senior Fellows Leadership
Program has been helping to prepare students for careers as change agents in
the world by pairing them with leaders in the field as mentors.
By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerUrban Planning alumnus Jonathan Pacheco Bell will be leading
a professional etiquette workshop on Oct. 20 for UCLA Luskin students seeking
to make themselves more competitive in the job market.
By Sarah Rothbard/Zocalo Public SquareThis year, GQ called downtown Los Angeles “America’s next great city” and “the cool capital of America.” The New York Times included downtown on its list of “52 Places to Go in 2014.” At a “Thinking L.A.” event copresented by UCLA and Zocalo Public Square at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Grand Avenue, a panel of people who have developed, designed, lived, worked and played downtown discussed whether downtown actually lives up to this (admittedly East Coast) hype.