The latest volume of the UCLA School of Public Affairs' annual state policy report, "California Policy Options 2010," brings together perspectives and analysis on some of the most difficult issues facing the state, including the downward spiral of the state budget and dysfunction in governmental processes, as well as longer-term challenges involving income distribution, greenhouse gas emissions and public transportation. The report provides a snapshot of current interrelated policy problems though in-depth case studies and includes examinations of:
Chancellor Emeritus Albert Carnesale has been selected to serve on a high-level national commission that will study and make recommendations for developing a safe, long-term solution to the serious problem of managing the nation's nuclear waste. President Obama directed the U.S.
"Is outsourcing public spaces the answer to solving the city’s budget crisis?"Each year, for the past five years, a select group of Public Affairs students comes to City Hall to study a complicated and multi-faceted policy issue on behalf of City Controller Wendy Greuel. This year's challenge to address an aspect of the City of Los Angeles’ budget crisis.
A recent study indicates that UCLA contributed the greatest number of papers to the field of urban studies over the five year period from 2004 to 2008. Based on each institution’s percentage of 5,518 papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed urban studies journals, UCLA ranked first with 76 papers, representing 1.38 % of the field.
The Center for Community Partnerships is accepting applications for the Rishwain Social Justice Entrepreneurship Award, carrying a prize of $2,500. The prize's primary goal is to publicly acknowledge UCLA students who work in collaboration with non-profit organizations to address social justice issues.
By Robin Heffler As part of a School of Public Affairs effort to explore social justice issues and their relevance to students’ future careers, some 170 students, faculty, and community members recently viewed a film and engaged in a lively discussion about the legacy of slavery and racism in the U.S.
Recently returning from the international conference in Copenhagen on climate change, two public policy students, Alexa Engleman (JD/MPP) and Dustin Maghamfar (JD/MPP) along with four of their Law School classmates were commended by the Los Angeles City Council for their work in developing recommendations for the City of Los Angeles. These recommendations will be used in the City's advocacy initiatives for state and national legislation to reduce global warming. As reported in the Daily Bruin:
In a move that enhances UCLA’s civic engagement while consolidating university resources, the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation—devoted to applied research and policy development relevant to the needs of Los Angeles—has recently become a new addition to the UCLA School of Public Affairs under the leadership of Dean Franklin Gilliam.