importance of potable water to the quality of life, economy, and ecosystems in
Los Angeles County, surprisingly little is known about the 228 government and
private entities that deliver water, and how vulnerable or resilient they are
to withstanding pressures from droughts and climate change. A new study by the
UCLA Luskin Center fills this gap and finds that 75% of community drinking water
systems in L.A.
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeLuskin Student WrtierA helicopter hovered over Jesus Palalia’s neighborhood, shining the light over him as he walked home from working with his mom. He recalls the frightening experience as normal when he was younger, growing up in a ‘ghetto’ neighborhood.
2040, there will be over 6 million more registered Asian American voters in the
U.S. than there are today, an increase of more than 100 percent and proof that
Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing electorates.
By Angel Ibañez
UCLA Luskin Student Writer
When second-year Public Policy student Lt. Michael Fonbuena searched for programs offered by
the Navy to earn his graduate degree while continuing his career in the service, he found the
Career Intermission Program and chose to attend UCLA Luskin.
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeLuskin Student Writer Urban Planning student Phoebe Brauer was awarded the prestigious David L. Boren Fellowship for $24,000 and will be taking the opportunity to travel to Burma to conduct research for her master’s thesis.Boren Fellows live in countries around the world, immersing themselves in language and culture to fluently learn a variety foreign languages in the span of 12 weeks to 24 months.
Aaron Panofsky, a professor of public policy with an appointment at the Institute for Society and Genetics, recently published his book “Misbehaving Science: Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics.” The book analyzes the causes and consequences of controversies surrounding behavioral genetics, often leading to debates about race and inequality.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student WriterA team of UCLA Luskin and Architecture students took home a $10,000 prize as runner-ups in the US Department of Housing & Urban Development’s “Innovation in Affordable Housing” competition.
By Stan Paul“We were poor and didn’t know it.” This is the consensus of
America’s “class of 1959” says Robert Putnam, Harvard scholar and prolific
author of such well-known titles as Bowling
Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community; Making Democracy Work; Better
Together: Restoring the American Community; and, co-author of American Grace.