UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

April

April 28, 2014
As part of a newly expanded focus on the structure and administration of digitally enabled urban environments, UCLA Luskin held a two-day conference April 24-25 titled "Who Owns the Digital City?". Scholars, entrepreneurs and activists came to campus to explore innovations and share knowledge on digitally empowered publics, tackling questions of ownership, service, participation, equity and justice in equal measure.
April 28, 2014
 by Linnea KoopmansLast Monday, I ran the Boston Marathon.  I had been looking forward to the race since I achieved a qualifying time at my last marathon in November of 2012. Having been a part of the running world for quite some time, I saw this marathon as both a landmark for my personal running accomplishments to date and also a beginning point for what I hope to be a more competitive stage of my distance running.
April 24, 2014
 Two-time UCLA Luskin Alumna Melinda Morgan (MSW '89,  PhD '98) has been named the 2014 Dr. Joseph A. Nunn Alumna of the Year by the Department of Social Welfare for her commitment to helping military families.
April 21, 2014
From April 24-25, 2014, UCLA Luskin will host a conference titled “Who Owns the Digital City?” The conference occurs at the outset of a larger focus at the School on emerging public policy issues in an increasingly digitally interconnected world.
April 18, 2014
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student WriterJoan Ling MA UP ’82 has been named 2014 Alumna of the Year by the department of Urban Planning. Ling currently works as a real estate advisor and policy analyst in urban planning. As a child, Ling developed a passion for carpentry and building that later inspired her to pursue a career in urban planning.
April 18, 2014
Lee Mackey, a doctoral candidate in Urban Planning, has been awarded a research grant from the BRICS Initiative for Critical Agrarian Studies (BICAS) for his research on the rise of Brazilian agro-industrial firms in Latin America. BICAS is a new global research initiative composed of researchers hailing from the ‘BRICS’ countries of Brazil, China and South Africa that works across the fields of political economy, political ecology and political sociology to understand the ‘BRICS‘ and their implications for global agrarian transformations at a variety of emerging scales.
April 10, 2014
By Bill KisliukMarjorie Eloise Lund Crump, who did significant work in public service and entrepreneurship and who, together with her husband Ralph, was a major supporter of UCLA, died of natural causes on April 1 at her home in Trumbull, Conn. She was 89.
April 09, 2014
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), who represents the 37th Congressional District, will be the keynote speaker at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' commencement ceremony on Friday, June 13.
April 04, 2014
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student WriterUrban Planning student Jadie Wasilco’s passion for affordable housing issues has earned her a Howard and Irene Levine Distinguished Fellowship, a new program offered through the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.