UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

July

July 19, 2013
Maps (above and below) produced by Madeline Brozen, Spatial Analysis Group, Lewis Center for Regional Policy StudiesLOS ANGELES – Local elected officials join professors from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, Los Angeles Urban League and California Business Roundtable for a discussion about the unbalanced economic recovery in low-income communities throughout Los Angeles.  
July 18, 2013
Why do some cities grow economically while others decline? Why do some show sustained economic performance while others cycle up and down? Those are the questions that UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs professor Michael Storper answers in his new book, which is now available for purchase.
July 16, 2013
The Luskin Forum, a twice-annual publication from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, is now available. The issue, which focuses on leadership, is free and can be read online by clicking here.With stories featuring current and future leaders from all three departments — Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning — the issue sports a new and advanced look that allows UCLA Luskin to cover much more than previous versions of the Forum did.
July 10, 2013
Urban Planning professor Susanna Hecht has been selected to receive a major award in the field of geography.
July 05, 2013
UCLA Luskin's master's degree program in Urban and Regional Planning has added a new certificate option. 
July 01, 2013
A team of researchers from UCLA Luskin and UC Berkeley's Department of City and Regional Planning has received a grant from the California Air Resources Board to explore the impact of transit-oriented development on low-income communities.
July 01, 2013
ACCESS magazine, a publication of the UC Transportation Center, has unveiled its 42nd issue.The magazine, edited by urban planning professor Donald Shoup, covers current issues in transportation policy and practice in a style designed for the general reader. The current issue includes stories on disabled parking, transit-oriented development and the efficacy of greenhouse gas regulations at the local-government level. 

June

June 27, 2013
Urban Planning professor Evelyn Blumenberg has been named chair of the department, Dean Gilliam announced today.Blumenberg, a UCLA Luskin alumna who has been a professor in the department since 1998, assumes the role July 1. She succeeds Lois Takahashi.
June 26, 2013
Public Policy professor Randall Akee has been named to the U.S. Census Bureau's National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations.
June 20, 2013
At nearly every opportunity, UCLA Luskin Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. reminds people that the students and graduates of the Luskin School are meant to change the world. After graduating from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs with an Urban Planning degree in 2001, Andre Quintero has done precisely that. It eventually led him to a premier position, serving as mayor of his hometown of El Monte, where he has continued to affect communities positively.