Since 2012, Mexico has been working on an ambitious
structural reform agenda across various sectors to boost the country’s
competitiveness and economic growth. Housing and urban policy is considered a
priority within this reform agenda as authorities are hoping to reduce a
housing deficit that affects roughly 31% of Mexican households.
development scholar Ananya Roy will lead a new institute examining inequality
and democracy at UCLA Luskin as its inaugural director, Dean Franklin D.
Gilliam, Jr., announced today. Roy’s appointment is effective July 1, 2015.
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.