UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


September 27, 2010
Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes, a UCLA Department of Urban Planning alumnus, delivered the keynote address during the 2010 UCLA School of Public Affairs school-wide orientation for incoming students.Speaking at the Sept. 21 event, Reyes shared stories about growing up in Los Angeles, being a graduate student at UCLA and his work with the Los Angeles City Council.Watch his full speech below.
September 24, 2010
Second year master’s student from Public Policy, Social Welfare, or Urban Planning needed to work as a Graduate Student Researcher in fall, winter and spring quarters to assist Dean Frank Gilliam on his spring 2011 course, “Strategic Communications, Social Justice and Public Policy."  In fall and winter, this student will help Dean Gilliam in the research and design of the course. In spring, the student will help prepare weekly lecture notes and powerpoint presentations for each class.COURSE DESCRIPTION (DRAFT):


July 20, 2010
 A Newsweek Web feature published Monday, July 19, on the future of American cities highlights the work of UCLA's cityLAB, a think tank at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, which created a model of how living, working, commuting and recreation in Los Angeles could change over the coming decades.



April 15, 2010
Urban Planning Professor Randy Crane has been selected as the Editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA).   The journal will be housed at UCLA for five years beginning October 1, 2010.
April 14, 2010
 The Center for Community Partnerships has announced the winners of the first Rishwain Social Justice Entrepreneurship Award:   Urban Planning doctoral students Ava Bromberg and John Scott-Railton were recognized for their outstanding contributions to community based social entrepreneurship, serving the community in ground-breaking ways.
April 14, 2010
The School of Public Affairs is pleased to announce the recipients of David Bohnett Fellowships for the 2010-2011 academic year:


February 25, 2010
  Enrollment for Summer Sessions is up and running on URSA.   Students are encouraged to take advantage of the relaxed summer atmosphere and opportunity to enroll in the following Urban Planning classes. Session A -- 6 weeks ( Jun 20 - Jul 29 )
February 18, 2010
 The Department of Urban Planning is continuing a  research exchange agreement with China’s leading urban planning agency, the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD). Under this agreement the Department of Urban Planning  hosts seven to  ten managers and senior staff from CAUPD each year. These visiting affiliates  attend courses on physical planning and urban design and audit and participate in other classes offered by the UCLA Department of Urban Planning.
February 03, 2010
 A recent study indicates that UCLA contributed the greatest number of papers to the field of urban studies over the five year period from 2004 to 2008. Based on each institution’s percentage of 5,518 papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed urban studies journals, UCLA ranked first with 76 papers, representing 1.38 % of the field.