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.
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.