Public Policy professor John Villasenor was recently
interviewed by Patt Morrison for her Los Angeles Times column on the topic of cryptocurrencies. In the Q&A, Villasenor answers questions about the efficiencies of
crytpocurrencies like bitcoin, how bitcoin works, and possible implications on
When asked what may
be the most difficult for people to grasp about bitcoin, Villasenor said:
California legislators approved a State budget on Sunday, marking an historic
investment in climate action and local benefits especially for low-income communities.
The budget allocates $832 million in appropriations from the Greehouse Gas Reduction Fund to investments like sustanable communities and clean transportation, while leaving some process and
project-level details yet to be determined.
UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation hosted a panel discussion on May 6 titled,
Public Policy for Innovation in the Digital Age: Preventing
Technology-Facilitated Exploitation. Information technology experts, social
workers, security administrators, and researchers attended this sixth and final
event of the 2013-2014 Public Policy for Innovation in the Digital Age series.
Written by Bill Kisliuk, UCLA Newsroom "A rolling water treatment plant designed
by UCLA researchers made a pit stop on campus this week before heading
north to the San Joaquin Valley, where it will help address California’s
inadequate water supply.
LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A significantly expanded commercial rooftop solar program in Los Angeles would create thousands of new jobs and spur hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment, with particular benefit to residents living in traditionally underserved neighborhoods in Los Angeles, according to a joint UCLA/USC study conducted on behalf of the Los Angeles Business Council Institute.
UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation hosted a panel discussion on April 1 titled, Public Policy for Innovation in the
Digital Age: Creating a Digitally Fluent Workforce. Educators, technology
policy experts, researchers, students and professors attended this fifth event
of the Public Policy for Innovation in
the Digital Age series,
which featured speakers from Google, Microsoft, The Los Angeles Unified School
District (LAUSD) and the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information
In mid-March, the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation attended
the Plenary Meeting of the California Urban Water Conservation Council
(Council) to accept membership in the Council of over 400 urban water
suppliers, environmental advocacy organizations, and water policy researchers.
Formed in 1991, this collaborative forum brings together urban water suppliers,
the water policy community, and environmental advocates to advance water
conservation throughout the state.