Take a moment and think of a big city. What is one of the
first images to flash through your mind?
A landmark? A building, perhaps?
What about the way certain parts of a city take shape? What
The Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL)
released a white paper at the State Capitol on Wednesday, August 28, highlighting research from the UCLA Luskin School
of Public Affairs that revealed a core problem in Los Angeles County that is
impacting quality of life for urban communities: the middle class is declining
with the stagnation of income levels and job opportunities.
In February 2013, City of Los Angeles unveiled its first
pair of parklets. Six months forward, UCLA Luskin and affiliated researchers
have found the parklets bring an improved quality of life to residents and
visitors along the Spring Street corridor.
Federal law gives the Justice Department better options in
dealing with marijuana legalization in Colorado and the state of Washington than
a complete crackdown, simple acquiescence or a policy of muddling through,
according to an article by Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA
Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Monday marks the beginning of a new era for Urban Planning professor Ted Bardacke. Los Angeles' new mayor, Eric Garcetti, recently named Bardacke the Deputy Director of the new Los Angeles Office of Sustainability. His role begins Aug. 19.
Government agencies and systems are extraordinarily complex and
under virtually constant demand. Yet those who manage these systems—and deliver
critical services such as emergency response, transportation, policing,
education, and the like—have few resources to draw upon as they tackle immense
management challenges, observes UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
graduate Eric S. Lee.
By Judy LinUCLA Today What was it like to spend virtually every waking hour as Barack Obama’s personal aide, responsible for everything from keeping him on schedule to providing him with mouthwash, aspirin and the latest headline news?
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