UCLA Urban Planning scholar,
committed teacher and mentor, and community activist dedicated to social
justice passes away following distinguished career.
The UCLA Urban Planning Department mourns the loss of Professor
Emerita of Urban Planning Jacqueline “Jackie” Leavitt who passed away November 27 at
her home in Los Angeles. She was 76.
Patrick Horton MA Urban Planning ’01 was recently honored for dual civilian and U.S. Coast Guard service at the Chamber of Commerce in his hometown of Temple City. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti congratulated Horton for his service to the public both within the Coast Guard and as a Los Angeles City employee. As a member of the Coast Guard, Lt. Horton serves in maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, and marine wildlife protection as an Executive Officer based in Long Beach. Horton has served three terms as a Temple City Planning Commissioner.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student WriterEach year a
distinguished group of leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors
is invited to become part of the Luskin School of Public Affairs
community. The Senior Fellows represent
a bridge connecting Luskin’s problem-solving academic departments of Public
Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning to the real world challenges being
faced by community, policy and political leaders at local, regional, and
Professor of Urban Planning Susanna Hecht is part of a team
of 50 UC researchers and scientists who authored a report on climate change
released Oct. 27.
“Bending the Curve,” was released at the UC Climate
Neutrality Initiative Summit held in San Diego and includes 10 scalable
solutions to reduce global greenhouse emissions such as methane, black carbon,
hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and ozone. The report’s title refers to “flattening
the upward trajectory of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions and consequent
global climate change.”
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student WriterLos Angeles and San Francisco stand as the two major metropolises of California, but increasing differences in economic growth and prosperity divide the two cities.
Lois M. Takahashi, a professor of Urban Planning and Asian American
studies and a noted scholar on service delivery to vulnerable populations, will
serve as interim dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Executive
Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh announced today.
Takahashi assumes the leadership role from Franklin D.
Gilliam, Jr., who was named chancellor of the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro in May.
By Amy AlbinUCLA HealthA physical education program that brings commercial-grade fitness equipment to under-resourced schools, along with a curriculum based on boosting confidence and making participation more enjoyable, dramatically increases students’ performance on California’s standardized physical fitness test, a UCLA study has found.