UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs holds its eleventh annual day at Los Angeles City Hall. This event, co-sponsored with UCLA’s Office of Government and Community Relations, encourages students to pursue careers in politics and public service as well as engages UCLA with local government. Graduate students from Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning will come to City Hall to address a current public policy issue. Specific goals for the day include connecting students with City Hall and County leaders, analyzing an important public and social policy issue, participating in discussion and debate with impacted city staff and civic leaders, and discussing possible policy recommendations during the lunchtime program. The students will provide a written memorandum for host Herb Wesson, Jr., Los Angeles City Council President. Yoh Kawano, GIS Coordinator, UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education and Lecturer, for Urban Planning and Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, will be the project advisor. Lunch will be served to attendees. TopicThis year students will address the question: “Who Really Owns the Digital City?” Communication between the government and its citizens is now easier than it’s ever been with the emerging use of information and communication technologies (ICTs); however, despite its benefits, it can deepen the digital divide. How can the Mayor’s office use their technology to address rising urban populations and the issues that come with it? Proper training in ICT literacy will be invaluable to the citizens it will empower and the leaders who serve them. Alumni, please RSVP to https://uclaluskincityhall.eventbrite.com
UCLA Luskin Day at Los Angeles City Hall
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