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
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
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.
On Friday, March 18, 2011, the UCLA School of Public Affairs was officially renamed the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs during a ceremony hosted by Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. and featuring remarks by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, and UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh.
Is Barack Obama the most misunderstood president in American history? Political science professor Michael Haas thinks so. In his new book, The Aloha Zen President: How a Son of the 50th State May Revitalize America Based on 12 Multicultural Principles, Haas argues 12 multicultural principles uniquely developed in Hawai‘i are the source of President Obama’s charismatic personality and centrist political philosophy.
On February 18, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs held its 7th annual School of Public Affairs Day at Los Angeles City Hall.
Hosted each year by City Controller Wendy Greuel, the annual event brings graduate students from the Departments of Public Policy, Urban Planning and Social Welfare, to downtown LA to study an urban social policy issue impacting the city of Los Angeles. This year, the topic was "How should the City of Los Angeles prioritize its renewable energy goals while creating accountability to the DWP ratepayers?"
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.