Nobuko Goto will never forget the obliteration of towns and villages in northeastern Japan when the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 changed lives forever. Back then, as a section chief for the Housing Department for the national government of Japan, she scrambled to find emergency housing for survivors suddenly left homeless.
On May 2, 2012, former U.S. President Bill Clinton will deliver the inaugural Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The 42nd President will speak on “Embracing our Common Humanity.”
Professor of Urban Planning, Susanna Hecht, has co-authored an article in the April 2012 issue of National Geographic Magazine titled, “Where Slaves Ruled,” on Quilombos, or hidden societies of escaped slaves in Brazil in the era of slavery.
San Francisco, one of a number of U.S. urban centers notorious for it’s limited street parking, is putting the ideas of UCLA Luskin Urban Planning Professor Donald Shoup to the test, the New York Times reported.
Wander (MURP ’12) has been selected by the Board of Regents of
the Eno Center for Transportation to participate in the 20th annual
Eno Leadership Development Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference, to be
held June 3-7, will provide a first-hand look at how transportation policy is
developed and implemented. Wander will meet with top government officials, leaders
of associations, and members of Congress and their staff.
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, joined an international group of scholars this month in Japan at the one-year memorial of the country’s earthquake and tsunami disaster of last March.
Gilliam traveled to Tohoku University, a Japanese national university in Sendai, to attend the Forum for International Research Collaboration, the first step toward international research and collaboration in the field of disaster sciences.
Reflecting on his visit to Japan, Dean Gilliam wrote the following:
Fernando Torres-Gil, chair of the UCLA Department of Social
Welfare, will appear in KCET’s latest feature series titled, Your Turn To Care. The four-part series,
which will be launched nationally on March 7, focuses on the emotional aspect
of being a caregiver and how families are impacted.
Dr. Albert Carnesale, UCLA professor of Public Policy and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was
part of a Blue Ribbon Commission that recently released its final report
on “America’s Nuclear Future.”
The commission, co-chaired by former U.S. Congressman Lee H.
Hamilton and former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, was tasked by
Energy Secretary Steven Chu with devising a new strategy for managing the
nation’s sizable and growing inventory of nuclear waste.
The Regional Studies Association (RSA), the leading international learned society in the field of regional studies, has opened a new U.S. Project Office in collaboration with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
UCLA Urban Planning professor and chair, Lois Takahashi, who is also affiliated with the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, has been appointed to lead a team of two, Dr, Beth Tamayose and Taner Osman in a project including the mapping of regional studies and science in North America.