The UCLA Juvenile Justice & Reentry Project has released a policy brief on California Senate Bill 9 (the California Fair Sentencing for Youth Act)."We believe that SB9 constitutes a modest proposal that upholds public accountability, while also providing a chance for those who committed crimes when they were young to show personal growth and change, and for the State of California to assert itself as a responsible steward of its future," write the authors, Laura S. Abrams, Ph.D., and Alea Bell.
Harvard Law School Professor Charles J. Ogletree launched the new UCLA Luskin Lecture Series with a stirring address that wove personal, political, and historical themes of the African American civil rights movement before an audience of more than 250 people at the California African American Museum on February 16.
Urban Planning Professor and Luskin School of Public Affairs Associate Dean Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris was interviewed on KCET Departures, an an online documentary series mapping Los Angeles
neighborhoods through interactive portraits. Loukaitou-Sideris, an expert on public space and author of Sidewalks: Conflict
and Negotiation over Public Space (MIT Press, 2009) comments that:
Roughly half of Los Angeles County's 6,300 human-services nonprofits — which provide such services as emergency shelter, food, hospice care, and support for foster children, at-risk youth and the elderly — are struggling in the wake of the deep recession, according to a new study by the Center for Civil Society at the UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs.
On Tuesday January 31, 2012, the Tavis Smiley Show will feature a talk with Dr. Richard Jackson about his work in assessing the environment’s impact on health. A leading voice for better urban design for the sake of good health, Dr. Richard Jackson is chair of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA’s School of Public Health and also holds appointments in the Department of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
Alan A. Altshuler, a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and the Ruth and Frank Stanton Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, is a visiting professor this year is teaching Urban Politics, Planning and Development this Winter quarter. His teaching and research focus on urban politics, planning, and public investment.
For Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, the law that changed Los Angeles significantly was the Housing Act of 1949. The UCLA professor of urban planning and associate dean nominated the federal act, enacted during the Truman administration, for a KCET series of spotlights, “Laws that Shaped L.A.”
In “How Bunker Hill Lost its Victorians,” Loukaitou-Sideris cites the 1949 act, as well as a 1954 federal act and the 1945 California Community Development Law, as having “an outsized influence on downtown Los Angeles,” and ushering in an era of urban redevelopment.