UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

July

July 20, 2010
 A Newsweek Web feature published Monday, July 19, on the future of American cities highlights the work of UCLA's cityLAB, a think tank at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, which created a model of how living, working, commuting and recreation in Los Angeles could change over the coming decades.
July 19, 2010
In the July 16 edition of The Los Angeles Times, Professor Mark Kleiman explains legal and market-based reasons why the legalization and taxation of marijuana won't be an answer to the state's budget shortfall.
July 19, 2010
Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. spoke to KPFK’s Margaret Prescod on the issues of race in the public outcry and media coverage of the “Grim Sleeper” case.  The arrest of accused African American serial killer Lonnie David Franklin Jr., closes a series of murders in the Crenshaw area of South Los Angeles over a span of 30 years, and has sparked concerns over social injustices over race. The following is an excerpt from the radio interview: PRESCOD: I have never, ever heard of these murders. Why is that? 
July 08, 2010
Today a coalition of business, environmental and non-profit organizations led by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) launched a campaign to create a 600-megawatt Solar Feed-in Tariff (FiT) program, based on research conducted by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation in the School of Public Affairs.
July 07, 2010
Professor of public policy Arleen Leibowitz celebrated her retirement at a reception this past May that included remarks from her colleagues and friends throughout UCLA.  Many shared fond remembrances of Leibowitz's scholarship, her generosity with colleagues, and her accomplishments during her years as chair of the Department of Public Policy, including Prof. Daniel Mitchell, who could not attend in person, but sent his written comments to be read:
July 06, 2010
KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena, held on June 16, 2010, discussed the possible legalization of marijuana for recreational use—an issue that will come up before voters on this November’s California ballot.  The discussion, moderated by KPCC’s Larry Mantle, brought together the following speakers who hold views on both sides of the upcoming ballot measure:• Hon. Jim Gray, Judge of the Superior Crt. (ret.) -- Pro Initiative

June

June 30, 2010
On NPR’s Morning Edition, Ari Shapiro interviews Amy Zegart on the value of presidential commissions, especially under the Obama administration.
June 29, 2010
Could the counter-narcotics efforts of U.S. forces and their allies in Afghanistan actually make the insurgency worse? 
June 21, 2010
  by Kristine Breese Well, there’s a reason it’s called “social work.”  That’s what a few dozen master’s of social welfare (MSW) students from UCLA’s School of Public Affairs learned during a recent trip to Sacramento.  They headed north to participate in the annual “Lobby Days” effort organized and supported by the state and local chapters of the National Association of Social Workers. 
June 21, 2010
Four big California public employee unions -- including firefighters and highway patrol officers -- would roll back their pensions under a deal struck this week with the governor. The compromise comes at a time when public sector unions are increasingly under pressure to make sacrifices to help state and local governments balance their budgets.  KQED's Forum with Michael Krasny hosted Professor Daniel J.B.