Dr. Paavo Monkkonen returns to the UCLA Luskin School
of Public Affairs after earning his MPP here before earning his Ph.D. at
Berkeley. After teaching at Hong Kong University, he is now teaching urban
planning courses, specifically 208 C in Fall 2012. The course is required of
all Ph.D. students who have passed their field examinations but have not yet
advanced to candidacy, and all M.U.R.P. students completing their thesis
In their own words, UCLA Luskin students describe how the School of Public Affairs has positively impacted their lives and what it meant to study at UCLA Luskin.To visit our new UCLA Luskin YouTube channel, please bookmark this link: www.youtube.com/UCLALuskin
The annual UCLA Luskin Open House took place on Thursday, Sept. 27 in the newly-renovated Commons area on the third floor of the Public Affairs building. The gathering was a great way for public policy, social welfare and urban planning of alumni and current students to mingle and network. Watch a video of the festivities.
Cities such as New York and San Francisco are
developing living spaces that are about the size of a mini storage unit or parking space (200 to 300 square feet) for residents
willing to pare down to the bare essentials. Associate Professor Vinit Mukhija comments on this trend on MSNBC news: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/49171798/
Dr. Richard Jackson, a professor of Urban Planning at the
Luskin School of Public Affairs, was awarded with one of the nation’s most
prestigious honors on Tuesday as he was the recipient of one of the 18th
Annual Heinz Awards.
Jackson was one of just five people in the country to
receive the distinguished award, which honors work in Arts and Humanities,
Environment, Human Condition; Public Policy; and Technology, the Economy and
With the new initiative to create parklets in the city of Los Angeles, the new outdoor spaces could ultimately take away free parking spots.
But before drivers get in an uproar, one must realize that paying for a parking space in L.A. might not be such a bad thing – it could actually help the city.
Dr. Richard Jackson will be presented with the Socially Responsible Medicine Award by Los Angeles Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR-LA) at their annual Gala Dinner. He will be recognized for his long time advocacy to protect farmworkers and children from pesticide
risks and improving community health by changing the built environment. Founded on the principle that we must "prevent what we cannot cure,"
PSR-LA is committed to reducing threats to public health related to nuclear and
Martin Wachs (above left), a distinguished professor emeritus of Urban Planning, and Urban Planning professor Brian Taylor, who directs the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, have an op-ed in the