UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

July

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.
June 19, 2013
California policies that have seemingly little to no connection to petroleum use actually provide incentives that drive demand for oil use artificially high in the state. Fifteen such policies are identified in a new report, Unraveling Ties to Petroleum: How policy drives California's demand for oil, released today by the nonpartisan, nonprofit group Next 10 and authored by UCLA Luskin researcher Juan Matute.
June 18, 2013
Recent Urban Planning graduate Justin Resnick is changing the way Angelenos think about transportation in Los Angeles. The head of the UCLA Bicycle Coalition, Resnick traveled to India last summer to learn about transportation and parking internationally. He also earned a Dukakis Fellowship this year which has enabled him to work at the LA Department of Transportation while attending UCLA Luskin.Justin is the latest in our series focusing on the "Leaders at Luskin." 
June 13, 2013
Did You Know ...A pair of Urban Planning students, Rickey Russell and Zach Rehm, started the UCLA Luskin Urban Spleunkers, a group of students who explore Los Angeles by foot.The group meets every week at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and then goes out and about to learn about new areas of the city. 
June 11, 2013
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer Lucy Martikyan emigrated to the United States from Armenia when she was just shy of being a teenager. Her birthplace suffered under the influences of former Soviet rule, teetered with widespread corruption, and lacked educational opportunities for women.