Luskin Center News

Luskin Center News

July

July 09, 2014
 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 future regulation. When asked what may be the most difficult for people to grasp about bitcoin, Villasenor said:

June

June 16, 2014
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.
June 04, 2014
The 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.

May

May 13, 2014
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.
May 05, 2014
Written by John Villasenor via The Atlantic

April

April 24, 2014
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.
April 23, 2014
The 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 Studies.
April 10, 2014
By Adeney Zo, UCLA Luskin Student Writer, and Colleen Callahan, Luskin Center 

March

March 31, 2014
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.