UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs News

October

October 25, 2013
Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy Fernando Torres-Gil has been named the recipient of the 2013 "Legacy of Leadership" award from the White House Fellows Foundation & Association and received his award on Friday, Oct. 25.Torres-Gil, a former chair of the Social Welfare department and director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging, served as a White House Fellow in 1978-79.
October 25, 2013
The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has made it even easier for everyone to stay up-to-date with all the happenings by releasing its first smartphone app. The app can be downloaded for free in both the Apple and Google Play stores.Click here to download the app in the Apple Store.
October 24, 2013
In the heady years before the Great Recession, did cities and municipalities get carried away with boomtime spending? Once the downturn hit, how prepared were local governments to face suddenly pressing needs in their communities?
October 22, 2013
Students from all three departments of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs led an organized walking tour of Los Angeles' Skid Row. The tour helped show how students from Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning can work together across their departments to positively affect change.
October 21, 2013
For the third consecutive year the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is organizing a team for the United Way's "HomeWalk," a 5K walk/run to help end homelessness. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Exposition Park.Luskin Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. is helping grow the Team UCLA Luskin by covering the registration fee for the first 75 members who sign up. To receive your free registration code, please email Allison Morris at: amorris@luskin.ucla.edu
October 18, 2013
Longtime UCLA Luskin School professor of Urban Planning and parking maven Donald Shoup was recently named one of the world's Top 100 City Innovators Worldwide by UBM Future Cities.Shoup, whose influential book The High Cost of Free Parking is leading a growing number of cities to charge fair market prices for curb parking, was one of just 11 people worldwide ranked in the Transportation area of the list. 
October 17, 2013
Led by one of the first UCLA Luskin School-wide student groups, PRIDE at UCLA Luskin organized a group of UCLA students to take part in the AIDS Walk Los Angeles.The group, which is the Luskin School's first LGBTQI group, joined several other UCLA organizations in helping to raise $1,300 as the entire walk raised over $2.5 million for numerous Los Angeles County AIDS service organizations. Over 25,000 people participated in the walk, including LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.
October 17, 2013
As the only person to lead the police forces in America's two largest cities, William J. Bratton has been at the forefront of innovative policing for more than two decades.The former Chief of the New York City Transit Police, Boston Police Commissioner, New York City Police Commissioner and Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, Bratton will open the 2013-14 Luskin Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 7.
October 04, 2013
By Stan Paul & Max WynnCan Los Angeles Really End Homelessness? For the City of Los Angeles it’s not just a big problem, homelessness in LA is the largest among cities nationwide. For the tens of thousands of people each night whose home is the streets of Los Angeles, “the challenges are problematic, but more so here than any other place,” said Michael Stoll, chair of the UCLA Luskin School’s Department of Public Policy.
October 01, 2013
LOS ANGELES, October 1, 2012 — Businesses along the June 2013 CicLAvia route experienced a 10 percent bump in sales on the day of the event, a new study from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has found. The increase was greater among those businesses that engaged with CicLAvia participants such as with a vending table or music. “Active participant” businesses saw their sales increase 57 percent according to the study, with sales revenue increases of $1,356 on average compared to $407 on average for all businesses.