By Stan Paul
Researcher Kathryn Edin has long been known for her
groundbreaking work on poverty and the lives of women and men in American
inner-city neighborhoods. Her qualitative work in communities has gone beyond
the numbers – and easy assumptions -- to
the heart of issues that evade answers by mere quantitative means.
Today Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new, industry-leading energy efficiency commitment for the city’s utility, with the goal informed by a new UCLA study addressing the economic and employment benefits of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP’s) energy efficiency programs.
By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerAs part of the Season of Service series, which highlights
projects that aid underserved populations, the Luskin School of Public Affairs
hosted two recent events where panelists discussed how organizations can contribute to
a solution to homelessness in the Los Angeles region.
Panelists included representatives of local organizations
and of the UCLA community committed to changing the lives of those in chronic
By Angel IbanezUCLA Luskin student writerDr. Susanna Hecht, professor of Urban Planning, has been honored as the winner of this year's
Elinor Melville Prize for the best book on Latin American Environmental
By Angel Ibanez, UCLA Luskin student writerFor over 15 years, the Senior Fellows Leadership
Program has been helping to prepare students for careers as change agents in
the world by pairing them with leaders in the field as mentors.
You could feel the collective breath in the room hold for a
brief moment as Jaime Lerner leaned
in to the podium and began to speak.
In his calm even tone, Lerner the acclaimed architect, urban
planner, and former mayor and governor of Curitaba, Brazil and Parana State
credited for fathering a type of planning that is utilized by cities worldwide,
gave a short presentation that was equal parts inspirational and educational.
By Luskin Center for Innovation staffAs Internet use by children and teenagers increases, so do concerns about their online safety. Providing a safe environment requires an in-depth understanding of the types and prevalence of online risks young Internet users face, as well as the potential solutions for mitigating risks.