UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News


September 05, 2013
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 defines them?


August 29, 2013
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. 
August 26, 2013
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.
August 23, 2013
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. 
August 19, 2013
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.
August 15, 2013
A group of graduate students in urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has created the first comprehensive picture of urban agriculture in Los Angeles County. 
August 09, 2013
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.


July 26, 2013
Photo by: Jennie Warren (location: general quarters).By Jack FeuerUCLA Magazine 
July 24, 2013
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? 
July 19, 2013
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 Angeles.