Luskin Center News

Luskin Center News

April

April 03, 2013
The UCLA Complete Streets Initiative, led by the Lewis Center with support from the Luskin Center, recently hosted its annual Complete Streets Conference. Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, gave a keynote lecture that culminated the day with inspiring stories from NYC.  This year's conference focused on Pathways to Implementation, in response to the growing number of cities that are beginning to implement Complete Streets projects and move toward institutionalization.

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 21, 2013
The Workshop "Alternative Testing Strategies for Carbon Nanotubes and Other Modes of Nanomaterial Toxicity: Developing a 21st Century Scientific and Policy Framework for Industrial Chemicals" was held on Jan 16-17, 2013
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.

January

January 28, 2013
The American Planning Association (APA) has awarded the prestigious National Planning Achievement Award for Best Practice to the Model Design Manual for Living Streets.
January 24, 2013
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) customers will be able to sell solar energy produced on rooftops and parking lots under a landmark program that the LADWP board of commissioners approved earlier this month.  As reported by the
January 04, 2013
 Every day, more and more plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) can be spotted on the roads of Southern California. High gasoline prices, state zero emission vehicle programs, federal fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards, improved battery technology, and concerns over climate change and energy security have created a growing market for PEVs.
January 04, 2013
 Every day, more and more plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) can be spotted on the roads of Southern California. High gasoline prices, state zero emission vehicle programs, federal fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards, improved battery technology, and concerns over climate change and energy security have created a growing market for PEVs.
January 04, 2013
 Every day, more and more plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) can be spotted on the roads of Southern California. High gasoline prices, state zero emission vehicle programs, federal fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards, improved battery technology, and concerns over climate change and energy security have created a growing market for PEVs.