by Robin HefflerAccording to Los Angeles’ economic development czar, a variety of resources are available to improve the business climate and create much-needed jobs in Los Angeles, which faces a 13 percent unemployment rate and a $350-million budget deficit next year.
Two faculty members of the Department of Social Welfare, associate professor Laura Abrams and assistant professor Bridget Freisthler, recently completed a report for the County of Los Angeles titled the "Young Offender Reentry Blueprint," which was presented at a summit on juvenile justice, "Off the Page and Into Reality: A Call to Action to Implement the Los Angeles County Blueprint for Youth and Young Adult Reentry," held in downtown Los Angeles on February 16.
Gridlock, rising fuel costs, and blighted roads are common frustrations on the tops to-do list across government agencies in the state and the country. Recent developments with plans for high-speed rail and a subway to the sea in California show government planners addressing problems to lessen congestion.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected Albert Carnesale, UCLA chancellor emeritus and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and public policy, as a new member. He is among 68 new members and nine foreign associates chosen for this top honor this year, the NAE announced today (Feb.
by Robin HefflerA recently signed agreement between UCLA, an Indian university, and governmental officials in India will enable the School of Public Affairs’ urban planning students to work as summer interns and participate in hands-on projects at India’s leading architecture and urban planning university. Some UCLA faculty will present lectures and workshops there as well.
Students and faculty of the School of Public Affairs welcomed Meyer and Renee Luskin to their new namesake School during a school-wide reception held in the student lounge on Thursday, February 3, 2011. In front of a crowd of 150 enthusiastic well-wishers, students in shirts emblazoned with the new name of the school unveiled a 10-foot banner celebrating the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs.
An urban planning doctoral student in Los Angeles is helping Egyptians at all levels broadcast their stories to the online world during the chaotic days of protests and rioting through the only means of communication they have left — phone land lines. John Scott-Railton, who has done research and studied in Egypt, decided to begin tweeting and sending out audio reports directly from Egyptians via Twitter and YouTube when the Egyptian government shut down Internet and cell phone service last Thursday. Calling his contact