Luskin Center News

Luskin Center News

January

January 23, 2014
Reclaiming the Right-of-Way, a comprehensive toolkit on planning methods to encourage walkability and complete streets design in neighborhoods, has been named a recipients of a National Planning Achievement Award for Best Practice, presented by the American Planning Association.

October

October 01, 2013
LOS ANGELES, October 1, 2012 — Businesses along the June 2013 CicLAvia route experienced a 10 percent bump in sales on the day of the event, a new study from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has found. The increase was greater among those businesses that engaged with CicLAvia participants such as with a vending table or music. “Active participant” businesses saw their sales increase 57 percent according to the study, with sales revenue increases of $1,356 on average compared to $407 on average for all businesses.
October 12, 2012
On Tuesday evening, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom spoke to an intimate gathering at the Fowler Museum on UCLA’s campus, titled “California: Getting Back to Business.” The event, hosted by the UCLA Luskin School’s Dean’s Associates program, brought together donors and invited guests. To learn about how to become part of the Dean’s Associate program, please click here.

March

March 01, 2013
If city leaders clearly articulate a vision and pursue it in ways that rely on constant public engagement, transformational change is possible.

February

February 07, 2013
In a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, two "parklets," or micro urban parks, were officially opened in downtown Los Angeles and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs had a hand in creating the new spaces.“This parklet is the first in the nation that is an active recreation parklet,” said Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, associate dean of the UCLA Luskin School, who spoke at the ceremony. The parklet features bike equipment and a foosball table along with seating and vegetation.

May

May 21, 2012
Brian Taylor, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the Lewis Center and a professor of Urban Planning, was featured prominently in a UCLA Today story on what has come to be known as "The Rampture" -- major reconstruction of on- and off-ramps at Wilshire Boulevard and the 405 Freeway.

June

June 23, 2011
A new report from the National Research Council examines major policies that could save energy and reduce emissions from the U.S. transportation sector over the next 20 to 50 years.

April

April 09, 2011
Deadline is 5:00 PM, Friday, June 3, 2011. The Lewis Center sponsors an annual student GIS project contest to promote the use of spatial analysis and geographic techniques in the study of California planning and policy issues. Three winners will receive stipends in the following amounts: -1st Place - $500 -2nd Place - (2) awards, $250 each Projects should be submitted on 8.5” x 11” professional style hard-copy format, and should include: -A planning or policy research question relating to the Southern California region.