WASHINGTON — Warning that the risk of dangerous climate change impacts is growing with every ton of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere, a National Research Council committee today reiterated the pressing need for substantial action to limit the magnitude of climate change and to prepare to adapt to its impacts. The nation's options for responding to the risks posed by climate change are analyzed in a new report and the final volume in America's Climate Choices, a series of studies requested by Congress.
According to two new policy briefs from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, the majority of state residents likely to be eligible for federally mandated health insurance coverage initiatives in California in 2014 are also those who may be least likely to excessively use costly health services: men, singles and those of working age.
Amy Zegart, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Public Policy Professor and National Security Expert speaks with KTLA News; “What bin Laden's Death Means to Fight on Terror” You can watch this video clip @ http://bit.ly/loJB28
Why has California seemingly become ungovernable? And what can and should be done about it? Those concerns were tackled in “The People’s Will: Reforming the Way We Govern California.” The UCLA Roundtable Discussion featured Andreas Kluth, U.S. West coast correspondent for The Economist magazine, and a panel of California experts.
Former UCLA Chancellor Charles E. Young recently outlined how California and the University of California arrived at the current budget crisis, and suggested that the path to economic stability for UC lies in a modified form of privatization on which it already has embarked to some degree.
Enrollment for Summer Sessions is up and running on URSA. Students
are encouraged to take advantage of the relaxed summer atmosphere and
opportunity to enroll in the following Urban Planning classes.
Session A -- 6 weeks ( Jun 20 - Jul 29 )
The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, with the generous support of the Ford Foundation, is pleased to announce the recipients of the first Social Justice Faculty Instructional Improvement Grants, which support faculty in their efforts to enhance social justice themes/foci in graduate course offerings:
Three prominent civic leaders from
the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities shared their experiences and
insights as members of ethnic minorities and activists with students in the
School of Public Affairs in a forum on “If I Only Knew. . .” Lessons from API
Political ecologist and Urban Planning Professor Susanna Hecht argues that human activity has affected the environment in sometimes positive ways. In an interview in Yale’s Environment 360, she talks about the conservation values of inhabited environments. She says “There has been a recognition that inhabited environments can have major conservation values. If we have lots of people with forests we should be thrilled.
Deadline is 5:00
PM, Friday, June 3, 2011.
The Lewis Center
sponsors an annual student GIS project contest to promote the use of spatial
analysis and geographic techniques in the study of California planning and
policy issues. Three winners will receive stipends in the following amounts:
-1st Place - $500
-2nd Place - (2)
awards, $250 each
be submitted on 8.5” x 11” professional style hard-copy format, and should
-A planning or
policy research question relating to the Southern California region.