By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer I know women were not born afraid, that it is a social
construction, yet sometimes it can feel that way.
I cannot remember a time when I felt safe at every moment.
From walking through a dimly lit area, hearing catcalls while running, or
riding public transit late at night, women and girls are taught to always be
alert because of potential circumstances beyond our control.
Frankly it is very disempowering.
Bike highways, dense walkable cities and a policy focus on
improving the quality of life are lessons two UCLA Luskin School students
learned while on exchange programs in Europe.
Eric Johnson and India Brookover, both Masters of Urban Planning students, spent the Fall quarter at Sciences Po in Paris and
Hertie School of Governance Berlin respectively. In all, six UCLA Luskin students studied abroad in Paris and Berlin during the Fall term: Brookover, Johnson, and Public Policy students Yang Chen, Jared Erwin, Huatian Li and Lingxi Liu.
It was more than being a teenage mother, a life-altering
event in itself.
It was more than having a child barely after being allowed
to have a driver’s license.
It was more than blinking hard, realizing you’re 15, a high
school dropout, married, working at Kentucky Fried Chicken and soon thereafter,
holding a baby in your arms.
It was the moments after, the days and weeks when the
teenage Debra Duardo was standing there and a revolving door of specialists
were telling her things she couldn’t comprehend.
Last week the Public Policy department celebrated its 15-year anniversary in an evening celebration at Los Angeles City Hall.Rusty Bailey, the new Mayor of Riverside and a 1999 UCLA Luskin School graduate, was awarded as the Alumnus of the Year. The video details Bailey's award and looks at the night and ability for students and alums to network together.
Vicky Hsu is a first-year Master of Public Policy student who ran on the cross country team while completing her undergraduate degree at MIT. The Seattle native ran the Boston Marathon on Monday, finishing about a half-hour before two bombs changed the race forever.I was with my boyfriend, Matt, and my friend from MIT, Bonnie, and we were in the family meeting area in Copley Square. I had actually wanted to go back and watch the other runners, because people were cheering for me and I wanted to do the same.
Creating a revolving loan fund to finance clean-energy and energy-efficiency projects could dramatically increase the economic impact of Proposition 39 compared to using grants and rebates, according to a new report by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation. The report was commissioned by the Los Angeles Business Council Institute.
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer Drug deals, litter, Jack and the Box and freeways were
common themes in Elara High School students’ drawings of their East Los Angeles
The exercise was part of the first-ever Urban Planning Youth
Empowerment Conference at UCLA on Friday, April 12. The Planners of Color for
Social Equity (PCSE), a group formed by Urban Planning students, created the
event and hope to continue it annually.
Established in 1997, the Senior Fellows program pairs community leaders with UCLA Luskin School students in a mentorship role. This allows the students from all three departments - Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning - an inside look at careers in the public interest.This video gives an inside look at the students and mentors who have helped shape this program.