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Give or Take: Lewis Center’s Brian Taylor and Paavo Monkkonen Discuss the Sharing Economy

Lewis Center Director Brian Taylor and Faculty Fellow Paavo Monkkonen highlighted different aspects of the sharing economy at an October event held at the downtown LA workspace collective Maker City LA. The event was put on by the American Planning Association’s Los Angeles chapter, and saw Taylor discuss the implications of increasingly popular car-share services such as Uber and Lyft and housing expert Monkkonen […]

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PHD Student Kelcie Ralph Talks to NPR About Why More American Women Don’t Bike to Work

Urban Planning PHD student Kelcie Ralph talked to Chicago NPR affiliate WBEZ earlier this week about the unique obstacles facing American women from taking up bicycling. The interview covers ideas outlined in a Guardian op-ed that Ralph penned with Lewis Center researcher Herbie Huff, and builds off her research with UCLA colleagues on household travel and activities among students and non-traditional households. 

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Dr. Patricia Mokhtarian Resurrects the Joy of Travel in the 8th Annual Martin Wachs Lecture

The author Leo Tolstoy once wrote: “All great literature is one of two stories: a man goes on a journey, or a stranger comes to town.” Both of these archetypal stories involve travel, a subtle connection which may speak to an intrinsic link between travel and the significant experiences that bring meaning to our lives. Yet as Georgia Tech professor Patricia Mokhtarian pointed out in a masterful 8th Annual Martin Wachs lecture, the view of travel […]

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Dr. Patricia Mokhtarian Resurrects the Joy of Travel in the 8th Annual Martin Wachs Lecture

Author Leo Tolstoy once wrote: “All great literature is one of two stories: a man goes on a journey, or a stranger comes to town.” Both of these archetypal stories involve travel, a subtle connection which may speak to an intrinsic link between travel and the significant experiences that bring meaning to our lives. Yet as Georgia Tech professor Patricia Mokhtarian pointed out in a masterful 8th Annual Martin Wachs lecture, the view of travel […]

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CTC Executive Director Andre Boutros Talks Transportation Funding and Project Delivery

On a recent October afternoon, California Transportation Commission (CTC) executive director Andre Boutros gave a crash course in California transportation finance for a group of UCLA students, faculty, and researchers. Boutros sketched an overview of the CTC’s role in allocating over $25 billion worth of state and federal transportation funds, and provided a window into the CTC’s decision-making process […]

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Carole Turley Kicks Off ITS Brown Bag Series with Talk on Transportation Utility Fees

On Monday, UCLA Urban Planning PhD student Carole Turley gave the first-ever Institute of Transportation Studies brown bag. She talked about Transportation Utility Fees, or TUFs.

What are TUFs? They are a charge for the use of the transportation system, and they are typically levied by cities on property owners. The concept is that the fee is proportional to a […]

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Oct
27
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“Is there an Emerging Science of Compete Streets?” – Madeline Brozen @ 2232 Public Affairs Building
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct
28
Tue
Jaime Lerner & Guests: Urban Acupuncture & Sustainable L.A. @ Public Affairs Building, 2355
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The UCLA Lewis Center and UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative are proud to present a special panel with Jaime Lerner, renowned architect/urban planner and political leader from Brazil, on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.  Seleta Reynolds, the new General Manager of the LA Department of Transportation and Paula Daniels, a local attorney specializing in food and water policy who has held several civic leadership positions in Los Angeles will also be participating in the panel.

Space is limited. RSVP to Louise Ino: lino@conet.ucla.edu

SPEAKER: 
Jaime Lerner
Urban Planner & Former Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil
Author of “Urban Acupuncture”

MODERATOR:
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
Associate Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Professor of Urban Planning

DISCUSSANTS:
Seleta Reynolds
General Manager
Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Paula Daniels
Senior Fellow on Food Systems, Water, and Climate
Office of Governor Jerry Brown

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UCLA Lewis Center
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Global Public Affairs at UCLA Luskin
Department of Urban Planning
Healthy Campus Initiative 
Center for Brazilian Studies 

Oct
29
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“The Rise of the Logistics Industry and Goods Movement in Southern California” – Hasan Ikhrata @ 2232 Public Affairs Building
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Nov
3
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Transportation Brown Bags: The History of Transportation Funding in National Parks and Sustainable Options for the Future – Casey Osborn @ 5391 Public Affairs Building
Nov 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join UCLA Transportation Faculty, Students, Staff, and Alumni the first Monday of each month for a lunchtime transportation seminar…bring your lunch!Speakers will share their transportation research and project work taking place in the school and beyond.

Nov. 3:
Casey Osborn, UP Master’s Student

“Transportation’s Best Ideas for America’s “Best Idea”: The History of Transportation Funding in National Parks and Sustainable Options for the Future”

Casey is a second year MURP interested in transportation finance, transportation challenges for national parks and public lands, and using data and technology in planning. She is also an active member of the UCLA Bike Coalition and UP curriculum committee, and has yet to meet her annual goal of spending 15 nights outside in the wilderness. The count is currently at 12.

“Understanding Intercity passenger travel and its policy implications”– Martin Wachs @ 2232 Public Affairs Building
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
“CEQA and Transportation” – Juan Matute @ 2250 Public Affairs Building
Nov 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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10
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“The Current State of High-Speed Rail Planning in California” – Michaell Boehm @ 2232 Public Affairs Building
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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12
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“Progressive Economic-Development Geographies in Practice? Islamic Charitable Infrastructure in East London” – Jane Pollard @ 2342 Public Affairs Building
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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“Buses and Rail Transit in LA: Conflict or Complementarity?” – Marlon Boarnet @ 2232 Public Affairs Building
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
“Buses and Rail Transit in LA: Conflict or Complementarity?” – Marlon Boarnet @ 2232 Public Affairs Building
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

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