UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

September

September 28, 2012
Young girls in foster care in Los Angeles are vulnerable to exploitation as sex workers and have little hope of support from a criminal justice system that treats victims of sexual abuse as criminals. That was the message delivered at a lunchtime forum at UCLA Luskin Thursday by a juvenile court judge and staffers from the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services that are leading a pilot program to give the girls the services they need. 
September 27, 2012
  Cities such as New York and San Francisco are developing living spaces that are about the size of a mini storage unit or parking space (200 to 300 square feet) for residents willing to pare down to the bare essentials.   Associate Professor Vinit Mukhija comments on this trend on MSNBC news:  http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/49171798/
September 21, 2012
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs board member Steve Soboroff is one of the people largely responsible for bringing the NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour to Los Angeles.Soboroff, who was chosen as the senior advisor for the California Science Center in September 2011, was instrumental in having the Space Shuttle Endeavour exhibit at the California Science Center, located in Exposition Park.
September 20, 2012
Two of the nation's leading experts in urban transportation, Dr. Martin Wachs and Dr. Brian D. Taylor, FAICP, held a discussion on Wednesday night at the Hotel Angeleno to discuss their report, "Why It Wasn't Carmaggedon" and implications for the upcoming, Carmaggedon II.
September 18, 2012
A trip to Europe sometime near the end of college seems like a rite of passage. And, a rite of passage is a fitting way to describe a European trip for four social welfare students. Although it wasn’t your typical backpacking journey through several countries. This trip, though, opened minds and taught lessons – things that can actually be put in practice by this foursome rather than just fill conversation.
September 13, 2012
Dr. Richard Jackson, a professor of Urban Planning at the Luskin School of Public Affairs, was awarded with one of the nation’s most prestigious honors on Tuesday as he was the recipient of one of the 18th Annual Heinz Awards. Jackson was one of just five people in the country to receive the distinguished award, which honors work in Arts and Humanities, Environment, Human Condition; Public Policy; and Technology, the Economy and Employment.
September 12, 2012
With the new initiative to create parklets in the city of Los Angeles, the new outdoor spaces could ultimately take away free parking spots. But before drivers get in an uproar, one must realize that paying for a parking space in L.A. might not be such a bad thing – it could actually help the city.
September 06, 2012
Based on her recent research of finding the exact number medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles, Dr. Bridget Freisthler has been able to share the details of her groundbreaking research in the city. Freisthler, a social welfare professor at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, has performed several television interviews with NBC and Fox in Los Angeles and has been interviewed by various print outlets.
September 06, 2012
On the heels of the recent City Council vote to allow the construction of a series of micro-parks in Los Angeles, researchers from UCLA Luskin's Complete Streets Initiative are releasing a comprehensive guidebook to planning, building and maintaining “parklets,”—small parks created in urban areas from the conversion of parking spots, alleyways and other underutilized spaces for cars into places for people.