UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

January

January 31, 2014
Mark Peterson, an expert in health care policy and a longtime watcher of efforts to reform medical insurance in the U.S., spoke to an exclusive group of UCLA Luskin friends at a Dean's Associates Salon a few weeks after the Affordable Care Act's coverage began to become active.UCLA Luskin student writer Max Wynn sent this postcard from the evening.
January 31, 2014
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin student writerA group of Urban Planning students looking to expand their knowledge and professional connections in the transportation world made the trip to the 93rd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C., earlier this month.
January 30, 2014
By Max WynnUCLA Luskin Student Writer On January 29th the UCLA community packed into a sold-out Royce Hall to take part in the third Luskin Lecture Series event of the 2013-14, “A Conversation with Madeleine Albright.”
January 23, 2014
Students in Paul Ong's Urban Planning 214 class, "Neighborhood Analysis," completed reports of important demographic information last fall about seven Los Angeles neighborhoods. 
January 23, 2014
Reclaiming the Right-of-Way, a comprehensive toolkit on planning methods to encourage walkability and complete streets design in neighborhoods, has been named a recipients of a National Planning Achievement Award for Best Practice, presented by the American Planning Association.
January 22, 2014
ACCESS Magazine, the publication housed at UCLA Luskin that reports on research funded by the University of California Transportation Center, has been named the recipient of a National Planning Excellence Award by the American Planning Association.The award celebrates efforts to increase awareness and understanding about the planning profession, and "tell the planning story.”
January 21, 2014
By Stan PaulWhy are so many Americans in prison? This is the question asked in the title of a recently published book by the policy scholars Michael Stoll and Steven Raphael. They discussed the question this past week at a lunchtime talk hosted UCLA Luskin’s Department of Public Policy.
January 17, 2014
Donald Shoup, distinguished professor of Urban Planning at UCLA Luskin, has become the nation’s oft-quoted, go-to expert on parking. He was recently named one of the world's Top 100 City Innovators Worldwide by UBM Future Cities. The author of “The High Cost of Free Parking,” Shoup has inspired a growing number of cities to charge fair market prices for on-street parking and remove off-street parking requirements.
January 14, 2014
An article by Social Welfare professor Laura Abrams has been named the best article of 2013 to be published in the academic journal Social Service Review. Abrams’ article, “Juvenile Justice at a Crossroads: Science, Evidence, and Twenty-First Century Reform,” was selected as the winner of the Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize, named for a University of Chicago professor of social service administration. The award carries with it a $1,000 honorarium.
January 13, 2014
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will present remarks and participate in a public discussion hosted by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. at UCLA’s Royce Hall.  Prior to her address, presented as part of the Meyer and Renee Luskin Lecture Series, Albright will receive the UCLA Medal, the university’s highest honor, from former UCLA Chancellor Albert Carnesale.