UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

April

April 12, 2011
Three prominent civic leaders from the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities shared their experiences and insights as members of ethnic minorities and activists with students in the School of Public Affairs in a forum on “If I Only Knew. . .” Lessons from API Leaders.”
April 12, 2011
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.
April 08, 2011
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 Projects should be submitted on 8.5” x 11” professional style hard-copy format, and should include: -A planning or policy research question relating to the Southern California region.
April 08, 2011
Throughout the 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
April 08, 2011
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.
April 07, 2011
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.”
April 06, 2011
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
April 05, 2011
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 recover.

March

March 24, 2011
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.