With a personal anecdote from UCLA legend John Wooden, Mayor Kevin Johnson delivered remarks to the MPP, MSW, MA, and PhD students of the UCLA School of Public Affairs, "When I think about social welfare, urban planning, and public policy, we speak the same language," remarked the Sacramento mayor, philanthropist, and former NBA star-turned-entrepreneur. "What you are doing and what you have decided to do with your life is so purposeful already, and I am one to say that it is going to get better."
For more than a decade, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ)’s annual conference has brought together criminal justice scholars, policymakers, and practitioners at the local, state and federal levels to share the most recent findings from research and technology at its annual conference in Arlington, VA.
May 17, 2010 By Cynthia Lee.
Green power. Solar energy incentives. Renewable energy. Smart water systems. Planning for climate change. Clean tech in L.A.
For the next three years, the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation has set an ambitious goal to produce research that will help Los Angeles and state and federal agencies reach the Holy Grail of environmental sustainability. Five Luskin scholars are working on initiatives that could change how residents, businesses, industries and government meet the challenge of living more sustainably.
UCLA Urban Planning alumnus Alvaro Huerta (M.A. 06) recently published a commentary in both the Santa Monica Mirror and in UCLA Today critical of Arizona's recent, controversial law aimed at undocumented immigrants. Mr. Huerta is currently a visiting scholar at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and a Ph.D. candidate in City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley.