Carol Goldstein is involved with planning and program development for cultural and human services as they intersect with land use, neighborhood economic development and community identity.
A former principal planner for the Community Redevelopment Agency in Los Angeles, she is a consultant to the public sector, non-profits and advocacy groups in communities throughout the U.S.
Professor Goldstein also is a faculty advisor for Cultivate LA, a research project that assesses the state of urban agriculture in Los Angeles. The project has won the APA California Chapter Award, as well as the APA Los Angeles Award.
At UCLA, Ms. Goldstein teaches physical planning courses and student client project courses for non-profit and public sector clients. Examples include:
“Cultivate L.A.: An Assessment of Urban Agriculture in Los Angeles County” for the University of California Cooperative Extension- LA (American Planning Association L A Chapter Student Project Award, 2014)
“Affirming Neighborhoods: Responsive Neighborhood Cultural Planning” for the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (American Planning Association National Student Project Award, 1992)
“Elysian Park: New Strategies for Preservation of Historic Open Space Resources” for the Citizens’ Committee To Save Elysian Park (Los Angeles Conservancy Award, 1991 and California Preservation Foundation Award, 1991)
“Realizing a Community Dream: The Diverse Cultural Resources of the Anaheim Corridor” for the Public Corporation for the Arts/Long Beach Regional Arts Council (1995).