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.
2010-1011 academic year, the Lewis Center is supporting The Harvey Perloff
Lectures on the Future of Urban, Regional, and Planning Scholarship, organized
by the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA, in honor of planning pioneer and
long-time UCLA Dean Harvey S. Perloff. Department faculty nominated a diverse
array of urban, regional, and planning scholars to be part of this series,
ranging from preeminent senior scholars to young scholars doing cutting-edge
research. From amongst these nominations, a range of preeminent scholars have
The board of the American Academy for Social Work and Social Welfare has announced its list of 2011 inductees into the organization; among this select group is UCLA Social Welfare professor and chair Robert Schilling. In his research, Rob Schilling seeks to develop, adapt, and test sociobehavioral interventions designed to ameliorate social problems of low income populations.
What youth in gangs need most are adults who are present to help them work through their personal issues, and a positive attitude, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, the fourth speaker in the 2010-2011 series “Gangs: Intervention Strategies to Break the Cycle of Violence.”
The Complete Streets for Los Angeles
conference, hosted by the UCLA Lewis Center, the UCLA Luskin Center for
Innovation, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health RENEW
Program on February 25th, 2011, brought together over 250
participants for a full day of presentations, discussion, and networking. UCLA
Professor J.R. DeShazo said the event, held at the Japanese American National
Museum in downtown Los Angeles, was an opportunity to discuss alternative
street designs to create better public spaces, craft a Complete Streets vision
By Lauren Appelbaum and Chris Tilly
After nearly two years of recession, the United States economy
entered a period of slow recovery in the third quarter of 2009. However,
despite seven quarters of GDP growth, jobs have just barely started to
On March 15, 2011, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Department of Social Welfare students traveled to Long Beach to deliver the findings of a four month assessment project tasked with analyzing how collaboration and community can work together to build a strong and vibrant MacArthur Park/Whittier School Neighborhood.
On Friday, March 18, 2011, the UCLA School of Public Affairs was officially renamed the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs during a ceremony hosted by Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. and featuring remarks by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, and UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh.