UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

January

January 20, 2015
 The winter 2015 edition of the Luskin Forum, titled “Engaging Multiple Perspectives,” is all about the diverse spectrum of ideas and research which have brought the Luskin to its present standing and continue to advance the school’s development and impact.
January 16, 2015
This winter and spring quarter, UCLA Luskin will host a series of skill-building workshops, career talks and networking events to prepare students for success in the working world. Some of the main highlights in the series of events include “LA County: Challenges and Opportunities,” featuring high-level speakers like Governor Brown’s director of economic development, and a career fair for students to “speed network” with alumni and professionals.
January 15, 2015
 By Steve Commins, Associate Director of GPA@UCLA Luskin, and Urban Planning Lecturer
January 13, 2015
 By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin student writer 
January 12, 2015
 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.
January 06, 2015
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer Aaron Ordower, a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in the Luskin School was awarded the Switzer Environmental Fellowship, a highly competitive and merit based award, by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation.

December

December 16, 2014
 In November, UCLA Luskin Professor and Marjorie Crump Chair in Social Welfare David Cohen was quoted in an ongoing investigative series by the San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group on psychiatric drugs and foster youth.
December 15, 2014
 International 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.
December 15, 2014
 “Greater Los Angeles is not as generous as it used to be and not as generous as it could be,” UCLA Luskin’s Bill Parent wrote in an op-ed printed in the Los Angeles Times recently.
December 12, 2014
 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.