UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

June

June 27, 2013
Urban Planning professor Evelyn Blumenberg has been named chair of the department, Dean Gilliam announced today.Blumenberg, a UCLA Luskin alumna who has been a professor in the department since 1998, assumes the role July 1. She succeeds Lois Takahashi.
June 20, 2013
At nearly every opportunity, UCLA Luskin Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. reminds people that the students and graduates of the Luskin School are meant to change the world. After graduating from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs with an Urban Planning degree in 2001, Andre Quintero has done precisely that. It eventually led him to a premier position, serving as mayor of his hometown of El Monte, where he has continued to affect communities positively.
June 19, 2013
California policies that have seemingly little to no connection to petroleum use actually provide incentives that drive demand for oil use artificially high in the state. Fifteen such policies are identified in a new report, Unraveling Ties to Petroleum: How policy drives California's demand for oil, released today by the nonpartisan, nonprofit group Next 10 and authored by UCLA Luskin researcher Juan Matute.
June 18, 2013
Recent Urban Planning graduate Justin Resnick is changing the way Angelenos think about transportation in Los Angeles. The head of the UCLA Bicycle Coalition, Resnick traveled to India last summer to learn about transportation and parking internationally. He also earned a Dukakis Fellowship this year which has enabled him to work at the LA Department of Transportation while attending UCLA Luskin.Justin is the latest in our series focusing on the "Leaders at Luskin." 
June 13, 2013
Did You Know ...A pair of Urban Planning students, Rickey Russell and Zach Rehm, started the UCLA Luskin Urban Spleunkers, a group of students who explore Los Angeles by foot.The group meets every week at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and then goes out and about to learn about new areas of the city. 
June 06, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer How would you use $100,000 to shape the future of Los Angeles?My LA2050 challenged Angelenos to submit their most innovative and creative ways to tackle Los Angeles’ biggest problems and gave 10 winners $100,000 to make it happen. An impressive number of UCLA Luskin School alumni made the list.
June 05, 2013
On Tuesday evening, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs held an event to launch Urban Planning professor Susanna Hecht's new book The Scramble for the Amazon and the Lost Paradise of Euclides da Cunha.Hecht, who was preceeded onstage by Brazilian Consul General Bruno Rísios Bath, spoke to a full room about her book and then signed copies and spoke with guests during a reception. For more information about Hecht's new book, see the Q&A she did with UCLA Luskin.

May

May 31, 2013
On Tuesday, June 4 the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will host a book release and signing for Urban Planning professor Susanna Hecht to debut her new book The Scramble for the Amazon and the Lost Paradise of Euclides da Cunha. 
May 24, 2013
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer  When Urban Planning students Chelsea Richer, Benton Heimsath and Carole Turley applied for an Eisenhower fellowships they were far from sure they would actually get one.
May 22, 2013
Fred Ali, the President and CEO of the Weingart Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' commencement ceremony on Friday, June 14.