After 20 years in
existence, Critical Planning, the graduate student-run journal of the
UCLA Urban Planning Department, has updated its mission statement. The
journal began in 1993 as a forum for the urban studies and planning
communities to debate current issues, showcase emerging research, and
propose new ideas concerning cities and regions. But, as cities and
planning have continued to evolve, so has the mission of the journal. In
recognition of this, we have created the following mission statement:
By Max WynnUCLA Luskin Student Writer
Former Los Angeles police chief William J. Bratton kicked off
the new academic year's UCLA Luskin Lecture Series last week with a speech that highlighted the
ability of the police to be a force for positive social change.
The Second Sustainable
Nanotechnology Organization Conference took
place at Santa Barbara on Sunday, November 3 to Tuesday, November 5. The
conference brought together experts on the subject of nanotechnology and
sustainability to address life cycle assessment, green synthesis, green energy,
industrial partnerships, environmental health and safety, and the overall
sustainability of engineered nanomaterial.
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Social Welfare professor Jorja Leap has recently received a $100,000 grant from the California Wellness Foundation to study the lives of gang members and system-involved youth.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer “It all started with one conversation,” explained Wendy Greuel, former Los Angeles City Controller, proud UCLA graduate and founder of the UCLA Luskin School's annual City Hall Day.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer As a student, concepts
are reinforced by numbers and statistics, theories and ideas. Learning comes in
the form of lecture halls and textbooks with names from a distant country or an
even more distant past. For Public Policy alum Zahir Janmohamed, however,
discovering firsthand the human stories lying dormant behind textbook accounts
is the key to understanding the issues of today.
Did You Know? ...William Martin, a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State, is currently one of 17 Diplomats in Residence at universities across the U.S., with a posting at UCLA Luskin.In this video feature, we look at Martin's role here at UCLA Luskin and his insight into his previous appointments and experiences. To see all of our Did You Know? videos, please visit our YouTube page.
Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy Fernando Torres-Gil has been named the recipient of the 2013 "Legacy of Leadership" award from the White House Fellows Foundation & Association and received his award on Friday, Oct. 25.Torres-Gil, a former chair of the Social Welfare department and director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging, served as a White House Fellow in 1978-79.