In 1989, Ralph and Goldy Lewis donated $5 million to establish the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies at UCLA. For the last 30 years, the center has tackled the leading social, economic, industrial, housing, environmental, architectural and transportation policies that impact the greater Los Angeles region.
To celebrate the milestone, the former and current directors of the Lewis Center will discuss how LA has changed, how it hasn’t and what they see for the next generation ahead. Each faculty director left their own mark on the center’s research focus areas — from labor to immigration to transportation access and land use.
6 pm – In conversation with directors
7:30 pm – Reception
Evelyn Blumenberg (2018-present)
Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Brian Taylor (2012-2018)
Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, UCLA Luskin
Director, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
J.R. DeShazo (2006-2012)
Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Luskin Center for Innovation
Paul Ong (1999-2002)
Research Professor, UCLA Luskin
Director, Center for Neighborhood Knowledge
Roger Waldinger (1996-1999)
Distinguished Professor, Sociology
Director, UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration
Allen Scott (1990-1995)
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Geography
As a land grant institution, the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies at UCLA acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (Los Angeles basin, Southern Channel Islands).