Each year the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs holds City Hall Day where graduate students in Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning unite to tackle one of Los Angeles' pressing issues.This is the ninth consecutive year the program has taken place and the topic was transportation funding in L.A. Previous topics have included homelessness, housing, job creation and bringing the NFL to L.A.
The recent failure of L.A.'s recent Measure J, which would
have extended the half-cent sales tax approved in 2008 as Measure R for an
additional 30 years, leaves open the question: What is the future of
transportation funding in Los Angeles?
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer Antonio Sanchez graduated with a masters in Urban and Regional
Planning from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in 2012 and is considered an
anomaly in his neighborhood.
In a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, two "parklets," or micro urban parks, were officially opened in downtown Los Angeles and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs had a hand in creating the new spaces.“This parklet is the first in the nation that is an active recreation parklet,” said Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, associate dean of the UCLA Luskin School, who spoke at the ceremony. The parklet features bike equipment and a foosball table along with seating and vegetation.
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer Los Angeles: universally recognized as a hub of technological innovation, entertainment and creativity. But with this reputation come a slew of negative perceptions. The vision of Los Angeles as an urban metropolis is often associated with cynical perceptions of unsustainability, disorganization and inefficient transportation. Which image of L.A. is closer to reality?
Michael Fleming teaches "Nonprofit Sector, State & Civil Society" at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Fleming's class is listed across all three departments -- Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning.In this segment of "UCLA Luskin: Did You Know?" we dig into the ways this class can help students think more creatively about the role of philanthropic organizations in today's civil society.
"Do not email potential employers bragging about your
unparalleled skills and warn them on a missed opportunity. Be confident and
describe how you would be a good fit with the position and organization. Above
all, grow your network!"
This may sound like common sense, but the panelists at the Environment and Clean Technology career panel discussion, held earlier this week at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, said they
were surprised the advice is not followed more often.
There’s a lot of analysis surrounding the National Football
League, so much so that the information at times might overshadow the game
itself. With hours of pre and postgame shows, it is easy to be inundated with
information breaking down almost every play from any given Sunday.