Advancing Knowledge
in the Public Interest


Creating Knowledge and Opportunity for a Better Society


Building Cities and Regions,
Empowering Communities


Developing Leaders
Engaged in Social Change

Carnesale Joins Board of California Council on Science and Technology

UCLA Luskin professor emeritus will help guide the organization, which advises policymakers on science and technology issues.

Maps by CNK Researchers Visualize Displacement Policies, Gentrification

New online resources include an inventory and map of anti-displacement policies in L.A. County, and a map of neighborhood change and gentrification in Southern California.

From ITS: New Research on Lyft, Uber and Taxis in L.A.

Dissertation by Anne E. Brown looks at travel patterns, equity and rider discrimination in the ridehail industry.

Policy Practice in Field Education Grant Received

Funds will enable Social Welfare students and faculty to make closer ties with local child welfare agencies to advocate for youth.

Before the Caps and Gowns

As graduation looms, UCLA Luskin students must polish, perfect and present their projects and research results

Justice — and Smog Checks — for All

Study by UCLA Center for Innovation finds that the Tune In & Tune Up smog repair program in the San Joaquin Valley efficiently tackles pollution and poverty

Decriminalizing Latinos Is Focus of Criminal Justice Gathering

Scholars, policymakers and advocates for the Latino community gather for presentations, discussions and workshops at UCLA Luskin hosted by Latino Policy & Politics Initiative

‘Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable’

In commencement address, Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey issues a call to action to more than 200 change agents from Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning

Immersed in the Real World

The yearlong Applied Policy Project puts MPP candidates on the front lines to grapple with issues close to home and far afield

Shared Journey of Enlightenment

UCLA students gain cultural insight during annual study abroad trip that is organized by Japanese classmates
  1. Bay Area Alumni Reception

    Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    Alumni from Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning are invited for an evening of UCLA Luskin camaraderie.
  2. MPP Alumni Reception

    Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm-6:30 pm
    Alumni from Public Policy celebrate 20 Years & the 2018 Alumna of the Year.
  3. New Student Orientation

    Sep 25 @ 8:15 am-5:00 pm
    UCLA Luskin welcomes new students, who learn about campus and School resources.
  4. UCLA Luskin Block Party

    Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Welcoming fete for the School's students, faculty and alumni.
  5. Lake Arrowhead Symposium

    Oct 14 @ 1:30 pm-Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm
    Discuss "From Public Transit to Public Mobility" at 28th annual gathering of public, private, nonprofit and academic leaders.

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