By George FoulshamSarah Godoy realized that she wanted to devote her life to fighting human trafficking when, during a trip to India, she overheard a pimp speaking to a 10-year-old girl. The pimp was questioning where another girl, a 5-year-old, had gone and when she would return to the brothel.
years, momentum has grown significantly around visions for a complete,
comprehensive and accessible Los Angeles River greenway. This would include a
network along the entire 51 River miles of pathways and bridges for walking,
biking, and equestrian use; adjacent parks and other green spaces; and
neighborhood access points.
The Luskin Center has released a draft of "Creating a Los Angeles River Greenway: Stories and Guidance." This Guide will be featured at the Luskin Center hosted LA River Greenway summit on May 20. This event promises to bring together hundreds of leaders interested in ensuring a more complete and equitable LA River greenway. The Luskin Center invites event participants and others to review the draft text for accuracy before it is finalized at the end of May. Then the Guide will be designed and layed out with photos, maps, and more.
by David Colgan, Director of Communications, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., automobile and sustainability experts will join forces for an event that explores the past, present and future of cars and transportation. With audience participation, a panel will discuss how people move around in a society that increasingly values green technology.
When we turn on the tap or open a plastic bottle, we might
not give a second thought to where our drinking water comes from. But how it
gets from the ground to the glass is far more complex than we might think, and
reflects a series of technological innovations, environmental policy and
By George FoulshamLow-income Californians feel the pinch when gasoline, electricity and natural gas prices increase. And it’s logical to think that the state’s Cap-and-Trade program might add to those expenses. But this program is generating billions of dollars to provide an array of benefits to Californians, especially those living in disadvantaged communities.
By George FoulshamThe importance of quality mentorships is one of eight key recommendations in a new Luskin Center for Innovation report about strategies for increasing diversity and retaining women in high-tech careers.The Luskin Center report, “What Are We Missing? Rethinking Public, Private and Nonprofit Strategies to Advance Women in Technology,” is a compilation of feedback from those who attended the April 2015 Women in Tech conference at UCLA and a review of salient literature. The Luskin Center is part of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Anyone who has driven around Los Angeles knows that searching
for an open parking space in an unfamiliar area is a free-for-all—a competitive
sport—with arbitrary winners and losers. Historically, cities have done little
to actively manage parking and thus rationalize the supply and demand for
space. Instead, cities have maintained policies where drivers have benefited
from having free or low-cost parking, while an oversupply of parking has
effectively made pedestrians and transit-riders bear the costs of traversing sprawling
The Luskin Center for
Innovation’s comprehensive Los Angeles County Community Water Systems: Atlas
and Policy Guide characterizes each of the county’s community water systems and
the populations they serve. In the guide, we analyze the drinking water
delivery system of a county more systematically than previous studies, provide
a rich data resource to study drinking water governance in Los Angeles County,
and suggest a template for future research outside the county.
If you have uttered a phrase like, “we can’t be friends
anymore because you are moving to the Valley,” then you understand the enormous
role that transportation plays in the everyday lives of Angelinos. Our quality
of life is impacted every day by transportation, from our personal safety to
the way we spend our time (sitting in traffic or being with family?) In his new
book, Start-Up City, Gabe Klein
discusses the role of the transportation sector in shaping and transforming