Political journalist Sasha Issenberg will be in residence as
a Fellow in the Center for Civil Society in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
and the UCLA Department of Political Science for spring quarter 2014.
The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
will bring together leaders in government, nonprofits, academia and industry
March 21 for a workshop designed to help disadvantaged communities take a
leading role in fighting climate change.
Students in Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning are taking their shows on the road this Spring Break.In pursuit of independently organized projects, groups of students will travel to Detroit, Mexico City and Tokyo. The trips are designed to encourage a broader understanding of issues of urbanization, governance, policy and social service.
Greg Pierce, a Ph.D. candidate in Urban Planning, was selected as the sole UCLA representative to attend the Second Annual Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative Forum in Manila this month. Upon his return to the states, he shared this postcard of his experience in the city, which is still recovering from a major typhoon that struck in 2013.
Three years after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, students from all three departments have produced an anthology of personal reflection and academic analysis of the disaster's impact on the community.
On Friday, Feb. 28, 24 students from all of UCLA Luskin's academic departments traveled to City Hall for a day of briefings and interviews on the topic of "Can green technology help drive L.A.'s economy?". The students gained experience in what it takes to make government work, and the city leaders benefited from the students' new ideas and inspiration.Follow the action through the Storify thread below.
New research from a team led by Public Policy research professor Arleen Leibowitz shows that local health jurisdictions were able to maintain HIV testing near to pre-recession levels despite a substantial reduction in funding during California's budget 2009 crisis.