by Robin HefflerA recently signed agreement between UCLA, an Indian university, and governmental officials in India will enable the School of Public Affairs’ urban planning students to work as summer interns and participate in hands-on projects at India’s leading architecture and urban planning university. Some UCLA faculty will present lectures and workshops there as well.
Students and faculty of the School of Public Affairs welcomed Meyer and Renee Luskin to their new namesake School during a school-wide reception held in the student lounge on Thursday, February 3, 2011. In front of a crowd of 150 enthusiastic well-wishers, students in shirts emblazoned with the new name of the school unveiled a 10-foot banner celebrating the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs.
An urban planning doctoral student in Los Angeles is helping Egyptians at all levels broadcast their stories to the online world during the chaotic days of protests and rioting through the only means of communication they have left — phone land lines. John Scott-Railton, who has done research and studied in Egypt, decided to begin tweeting and sending out audio reports directly from Egyptians via Twitter and YouTube when the Egyptian government shut down Internet and cell phone service last Thursday. Calling his contact
Meyer and Renee Luskin and Frank Gilliam discuss the philanthropic impact of the $100 million gift to UCLA with Dave Lopez from KCAL9/CBS2 and John Gregory of KABC7.Dave Lopez Talks To Couple Who Gifted UCLA With $100 MillionKCAL9/CBS2 pm broadcast
A $50 million gift from two generous UCLA alumni has now set the stage for a transformation of the UCLA School of Public Affairs. In recognition of this tremendous investment, the School will be re-named The UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs, effective March 18, 2011.
On Jan. 13, James C. (Buddy) Howell spoke at UCLA as part of "GANGS: Strategies to Break the Cycle of Violence," a 2010-2011 speaker series at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. The series addresses gang issues—both in Los Angeles and on a national scale—with special focus on current knowledge of gang operations, intervention strategies, effective support services and policy recommendations.
The American Planning Association (APA) has selected Urban Planning Alumnus Alvaro Huerta to receive the 2011 National Planning Achievement Award for Advancing Diversity & Social Change in Honor of Paul Davidoff.
The award honors a project, group or individual for promoting diversity or demonstrating a sustained social commitment to advocacy within the planning field. The award honors the late APA member, Paul Davidoff, for his contributions to the planning field.
For the 11th time in the past fourteen years, a UCLA Urban Planning student has won an award for the best transportation policy and planning master’s project, thesis, or dissertation from the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) in Washington, DC. The CUTC (http://cutc.tamu.edu) was established in 1979 as the umbrella organization representing more than 70 major transportation research centers and institutes in the United States.