Wander (MURP ’12) has been selected by the Board of Regents of
the Eno Center for Transportation to participate in the 20th annual
Eno Leadership Development Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference, to be
held June 3-7, will provide a first-hand look at how transportation policy is
developed and implemented. Wander will meet with top government officials, leaders
of associations, and members of Congress and their staff.
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.
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.
Shoup, UCLA professor of urban planning and perhaps best known for his
extensive work on parking and land-use policies, has been named editor of
Access magazine, a publication of the University of California Transportation
Center. The magazine features research conducted across UC campuses on
transportation policy, and is distributed to more than 50,000 readers across
the country, reaching a diverse audience of public officials, transportation professionals,
and research scholars.
Planning faculty member and UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies director
Brian Taylor prepared a report for the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington,
DC on transportation finance equity as background for the upcoming
reauthorization of the federal surface transportation legislation. The report
was released in September 2010 at an event on Capitol Hill entitled “How Fair
is Road Pricing?” In addition to a keynote presentation by Taylor, the event
included presentations by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rep.
California’s recent mandates to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and a growing
interest in reducing reliance on private automobiles, Evelyn Blumenberg’s
edited book comes at a critical time. Recent efforts to curb private vehicle use
may help to clean the environment, but at the same time, for many segments of
society a lack of automobility can lead to social exclusion and hinder positive
economic outcomes. Edited by Karen Lucas, Blumenberg, and Rachel Weinberger,
Auto Motives critically evaluates the evidence for better understanding “what
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
be submitted on 8.5” x 11” professional style hard-copy format, and should
-A planning or
policy research question relating to the Southern California region.