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Women Making Moves: Gender and the Changing Landscape of Transportation

April 20th, 2016|Comments Off on Women Making Moves: Gender and the Changing Landscape of Transportation

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In March, women’s history month, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies convened Women Making Moves: Gender and the Changing Nature of Transportation to celebrate the rise of strong women in the transportation field in Los Angeles, and to elevate the voices of three rising leaders: Lisa Schweitzer (UP Ph.D. ’04), Assistant Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, Tamika Butler, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, and Chanda Singh (M.A. UP ‘10), Policy Analyst at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. CicLAvia […]

Urban Goods Movement Lecture Series: Genevieve Giuliano

April 18th, 2016|Comments Off on Urban Goods Movement Lecture Series: Genevieve Giuliano

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Dr. Genevieve Giuliano, this year’s Perloff Speaker, gave a lecture titled, “Spatial Dynamics of the Logistics Industry in California Metropolitan Areas.” This lecture was also part of the Urban Goods Movement Lecture Series, organized by the Lewis Center in partnership with the Community Scholars Program and Center, the UCLA Department of Urban Planning, Labor Occupational Safety & Health Program (LOSH), Downtown Labor Center, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), Institute of Transportation Studies, and Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE).

Although dealing with urban sprawl has been an enduring urban planning problem, much less attention has been paid to “logistics sprawl,” which is the […]

Lecture Series: Urban Goods Movement

March 24th, 2016|Comments Off on Lecture Series: Urban Goods Movement

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How is the goods movement industry shaping transportation and land use in our region? What are the environmental and economic consequences of goods movement, and what are the implications for pollution and human health, jobs and wages? These questions and more are the subject of our lecture series, which comprises five lectures this winter and spring.

The Urban Goods Movement lecture series is supported by a happy coincidence of circumstances. This year the Harvey Perloff Professorship at the Department of Urban Planning in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is held by Dr. Genevieve Giuliano, noted urban planner and economist. Dr. Giuliano has excelled at bringing to the field of urban […]

Book Launch: The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies

February 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Book Launch: The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Professor Michael Storper gave a talk on his recently-published book, The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies. It explores reasons why, over the past 40 years, the economic standings of California’s two largest urban regions, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, have diverged so considerably. In terms of traditional economic theory, divergence is a surprise that requires explanation, and the story of Los Angeles serves as a natural experiment of history akin to the ones explored in Guns, Germs and Steel by UCLA Professor of Geography Jared Diamond.

In the 1970s, Los Angeles and San Francisco stood on relatively equal footing in terms of per capita income as two top-tier cities in the […]

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Lewis Center & SCAG Launch Regional Data Analysis & Visualization Application

January 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Lewis Center & SCAG Launch Regional Data Analysis & Visualization Application

Southern California is in a perpetual state of change.  In recent years, regional planners have sought to focus growth near existing jobs and transit, in areas where people drive less for commutes and have more transportation options.  

REVISION is a new web application dedicated to understanding community change in Southern California.  With a range of metrics related to accessibility, livability, employment, and health, REVISION helps both professional planners and stakeholders without a technical background monitor the progress of the region’s Sustainable Communities Strategy, a plan to improve environmental sustainability, social equity, and public health.  Users can use the site to answer hundreds of questions about regional and neighborhood change, including:

UCLA Partners with Caltrans to Deliver California Transportation Planning Conference

December 2nd, 2015|Comments Off on UCLA Partners with Caltrans to Deliver California Transportation Planning Conference

This week, 200 attendees meet in Downtown Los Angeles to discuss the future of transportation planning in California

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The last time Caltrans hosted a statewide transportation planning conference, in 2008, transportation in California was very different. Fastforwarding a short seven years later, California is hosting the first cap-and-trade system in the U.S., all of the state’s regions have Sustainable Communities Strategies linking transportation and land use, and public health at the center of the conversation. These changes, among others, are what bring together over 200 transportation professionals to the 2015 California Transportation Planning Conference hosted in Downtown Los Angeles December 2 through 4.

The […]

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Refocusing Planning: The Mainstreaming of Public Health and Environmental Goals

November 24th, 2015|Comments Off on Refocusing Planning: The Mainstreaming of Public Health and Environmental Goals

California is a national and international climate action leader. In 2015, the state further charted its course towards an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The state is pursuing a series of reforms to transportation planning in order to hit that long-term target.

However, California is also on the leading edges of impacts from climate change. Drought has fundamentally changed a state that has so long depended on imported water and being America’s fruit, vegetable, and nut basket. As public health becomes a national focus, local agencies must respond by incorporating elements of health in their planning and design.

Our three Arrowhead Symposium panelists discussed aspects of water, transit access, and public health reminding […]

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Managing Transportation Change

November 24th, 2015|Comments Off on Managing Transportation Change

The Monday afternoon panel on Managing Transportation Change brought together a unique group of transportation planning experts. Staying true to the Arrowhead theme, the panelists zeroed in on different elements of change in California’s growing transportation system, including infrastructure, policy, and management.

In 2013, Senate Bill 743 forever changed the way California agencies looked at automobile congestion under the California Environmental Quality Act. Fred Dock, Transportation Director at the City of Pasadena, kicked off the panel by reflecting on his experience implementing SB 743 in Pasadena. Dock, who brings over 35 years of transportation planning and engineering experience to the table, discussed the ups and downs that come with implementing such drastic changes at the municipal level, specifically focusing on changing […]

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Changes Facing Urban and Regional Planning

November 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on Changes Facing Urban and Regional Planning

What strategies can planners and other urban managers use to envision, communicate, and implement change in cities? Both the general public and individuals within an organization have a tendency to be averse to change and risk.

Compensating for risk aversion and uncertainty is often necessary for a single actor to successfully implement change, but what happens when change is brought by a multitude of forces?

In this session, John Keisler, Innovation Team Director with the City of Long Beach and Paul Moore, Principal at Nelson Nygaard discuss the need for change in urban environments.

John Keisler introduced organizations and people as organisms that must change to survive. Both require leaders to help them change when they either cannot or will not. Keisler argued that […]

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2015 Arrowhead Symposium: Planning for Change, from Fragile to Agile

November 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 2015 Arrowhead Symposium: Planning for Change, from Fragile to Agile

As we conclude the many engaging and thought-provoking discussions had at the 2015 Arrowhead Symposium, we cannot help but share a bit of this year’s magic with you. This year we explored how policy, technological, and environmental change will shape the future of urban and regional planning. We considered three themes: civic innovation, open data, and an accelerating pace of change. It was the 25th annual installment of the Arrowhead Symposium, which is always an intimate, invite-only gathering and a deep dive into some aspect of the transportation-land use-environment connection.

We’ve put together three stories to offer a glimpse into this year’s Symposium discussion:

1. Changes Facing Urban and Regional Planning

2. Refocusing Planning: The Mainstreaming of Public Health and Environmental Goals

3. Managing Transportation Change

We’re quite grateful to all of our sponsors, speakers, […]

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Transportation Planning Lecture Series: Genevieve Giuliano – Evaluating Buses Versus Rail in Urban Public Transit Planning @ 2343 Public Affairs Building
May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:20 pm
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Transportation Planning Lecture Series: Emily Castor – The Rise of Transportation Network Companies @ 2343 Public Affairs Building
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:20 pm

 

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