UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

August

August 06, 2012
J.R. DeShazo, Director of the Luskin Center and Associate Professor of  Public Policy, has joined the LA Metro Blue Ribbon Committee Blue Ribbon Committee. DeShazo, nominated for his expertise on renewable and energy planning issues in Southern California, joined Metro CEO Art Leahy,  the CEOs of Edison International and Sempra Energy and the general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, among other leaders, at their inaugural meeting on July 31st.  
August 03, 2012
Martin Wachs (above left), a distinguished professor emeritus of Urban Planning, and Urban Planning professor Brian Taylor, who directs the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, have an op-ed in the

July

July 31, 2012
Urban Planning professor Chris Tilly has penned a piece for Los Angeles Magazine in which he proposes solutions to help fix the city's budget problems.
July 27, 2012
Public Policy professor Mark Kleiman has written a new primer on marijuana policy intended to provide straightforward information about all aspects of the real-life impacts of marijuana legalization–from the public health implications to the expected price of the drug.
July 20, 2012
Michael Storper, a professor of urban planning at UCLA Luskin, has been elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. 
July 17, 2012
Chancee Martorell UP '93 has been inducted into the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn, an honor bestowed by the King of Thailand upon those who have demonstrated exceptional service to the kingdom. Martorell received her commendations in a ceremony at the Royal Thai Consulate in Los Angeles on June 29.
July 12, 2012
Visitors to UCLA Luskin's YouTube channel can now view the 2012 Commencement Ceremony in its entirety. To see L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel, Dean Franklin Gilliam, Jr., and others address the graduates and their families, view the video below. Pictures of the day's festivities are available on UCLA Luskin's Flickr page.
July 12, 2012
Professor Todd Franke has been appointed chair of the Social Welfare department, Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., announced today. His appointment is effective immediately.
July 11, 2012
Walker Wells has been awarded a 2012 Pritzker Fellowship by the The Pritzker Fund for Environment and Sustainability Education.  The fund was established to support teaching and curriculum development at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES).  The fellowship will support the summer course Wells teaches on Green Urbanism.  Wells,  the Director of the Green Urbanism Program for Global Green USA, teaches a similar course in Urban Planning with Ted Bardacke during the regular academic year.
July 10, 2012
Professor Richard Jackson has been elected to honorary membership in the American Society of Landscape Architects.  This is one of the highest honors the organization may confer.  The Society promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.   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 Plannin