UCLA, in partnership with CicLAvia Inc. and the Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative (LASC) received funding through the Center for Civil Society in the Luskin School of Public Affairs to conduct an economic analysis of the CicLAvia event in October 2012. The project will consist of an economic impact analysis of CicLAvia in low-income communities of color―including East Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, the historic El Pueblo, and the Macarthur Park neighborhoods.
The Complete Streets Initiative is on the winning team for the SCAG Bicycle Data Clearinghouse project to begin this July. As a part of this multi-part $150,000 project, UCLA will create a web based map interface to house bicycle volume inventory. These data will be collected and standardized for municipalities in Los Angeles County.
The Lewis Center is proud to announce the winners of this year's annual GIS contest. The three winning projects successfully applied research methods and spatial analysis to produce descriptive and analytical insights into distinct policy questions. The 1st place winner will receive $500, the 2nd place winner $300, and the 3rd place winner $200. In addition, the first place winner's poster will be featured in the Lewis Center during the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Lewis Center is pleased to announce that Professor Paul M. Ong of the Department of Asian American Studies and Urban Planning is the 2011-12 recipient of the C. Doris and Toshio Hoshide Distinguished Teaching Prize in Asian American Studies at UCLA.
Urban planning master’s student Huma Husain got a mention on the blog Curbed for her capstone project involving complete streets in Los Angeles. Husain found that about 11 different local and state agencies have jurisdiction over the design of even just a small cross section of street. Curbed also posted a graphic she made that shows all the different agencies involved—and illustrates just how difficult it can be to redesign streets for all users in L.A.Read it here.
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.
UCLA Lewis center will be hosting a roundtable panel called Stabilizing Neighborhoods: Innovations in Local Housing Markets, which will focus on strategic responses by key actors who seek to alleviate the impacts of battered local housing markets and the underperformance of local economies.