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2018 Gross Fellowship

Gross Fellowship Recipients Meet Their Benefactors at Luncheon

Public Policy students at UCLA Luskin engage in conversation about their futures with fellowship providers Calvin "Cal" Gross and Marilyn Gross.

GPA Talk on Big Data and Waze

Big Data and the Commuter

Presentation by Antoine Cormount of Sciences Po university in Paris focuses on conflict when firms and governments use data sets differently.

Alumni Share Advice with Urban Planning, Public Health Students

Presenters at UCLA Luskin talk about their careers and their commitment to bettering the lives of people in their communities, and offer advice to current students.

From LPPI: Diálogo with Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo

The California Legislature's newest member, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo, visits UCLA Luskin.

U.S. Rep. Judy Chu Named 2018 Commencement Speaker

Congresswoman who represents 27th Congressional District of California will give keynote address at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs ceremony on June 15

Rising Housing Costs Cause Serious Concerns — Especially for Young People — New UCLA Luskin Survey Finds

Third annual Los Angeles County Quality of Life Index reflects impact of skyrocketing home prices on the lives of residents

UCLA Parking Guru Releases Follow-Up to Groundbreaking Book

Donald Shoup’s ‘Parking and the City’ highlights progress in parking reform research and action since his landmark 2005 book on the topic

A Showcase for Research by Urban Planning Students

Careers, Capstones & Conversations annual networking event is a highlight of activities that welcome students newly admitted to UCLA Luskin Urban Planning, Social Welfare and Public Policy.

Reimagining CO2: UCLA Team Advances to Carbon XPRIZE Finals

Luskin Center for Innovation is part of the Carbon Upcycling team sharing in the $5 million prize

‘Your Day Is Coming,’ Gray Davis Tells Future Policymakers at UCLA Luskin

The former governor shares political wisdom from his decades of public service at ‘Today’s Los Angeles,’ an advanced seminar in public policy
  1. ‘Freedom Dreams,’ a Special 2-Day Event

    Apr 26-Apr 27
    'Black, Brown, and Powerful: Freedom Dreams in Unequal Cities' will shine a light on organizing frameworks and resistance strategies that challenge exclusion and refuse subordination.
  2. First Fridays: UCLA Luskin Mixer – DTLA

    May 4 @ 8:00 am-9:30 am
    Every month, alumni, students, faculty & staff get together to grab coffee & catch up.
  3. Conference on International Water Issues

    May 7 @ 8:15 am-3:30 pm
    "Water in the Middle East and Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation and Conflict" is an international forum about challenges linked to water resources.
  4. Parks and Technology

    May 17 @ 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris will discuss "SMART Parks: A Toolkit," followed by an author Q&A and book signing. 
  5. Social Welfare Alumni Gathering

    May 19 @ 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Annual gathering celebrates 2018 Joseph A. Nunn Alumni of the Year.
  6. UCLA Luskin Super Quiz Bowl

    May 31 @ 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
    Teams of UCLA Luskin students, faculty, alumni and staff will test their knowledge of all things UCLA, pop culture, history and more in a fun-filled trivia night.

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Apr 2Jun 30
UCLA cityLAb Summer Institute uses innovative technologies to investigate the built and lived spaces of Los Angeles. Participants explore L.A. through fieldwork, including site visits.

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