About the Initiative
The UCLA Complete Streets Initiative is a Luskin School of Public Affairs-wide program working to achieve more livable and complete streets for people in the Los Angeles region. Complete streets enable people to travel safely regardless of their transportation mode, ability or age. The Initiative expands beyond complete streets to also encompass living streets concepts in street design in areas such as, street-water management, landscaping and fostering vibrant economic development. The program works achieve our goals through creating decision support tools for our community stakeholders and civic partners, promoting education opportunities, public outreach and research. Our approach is cross-disciplinary requiring input from academics and professionals within urban planning, public health, architecture, engineering, safety and economic development, among others.The Complete Streets Initiative is supported by the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, the Luskin Center for Innovation and the Dean’s Office of the Luskin School of Public Affairs.
About the Program Director
Madeline Brozen is the Program Director of the UCLA Complete Streets Initiative. Her background is in transportation planning, non-motorized transportation, GIS and applied research. Prior to working with the Complete Streets Initiative, Madeline worked for the NASA DEVELOP Program performing applied earth science research at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and Stennis Space Center, outside of New Orleans. During her time in Los Angeles, Madeline worked for Ryan Snyder Associates as an assistant transportation planner on Safe Routes to School and Bicycle/Pedestrian Master plans. Madeline is a long time cyclist and public transit user and her interest in complete streets projects and policy stems from her love of having a variety of transportation options available.
Madeline holds a M.A in Urban Planning from UCLA, where she focused on transportation planning. She also holds a B.S in Urban Studies from the University of New Orleans where she focused on GIS and Remote Sensing. Madeline is a two-time scholarship winner from WTS-LA. She also received the Outstanding Student Award from the University of New Orleans and an award for Service to the Community from the UCLA Urban Planning Faculty.
Madeline can be reached by phone at (424) 255-8737 or e-mail at MBrozen@luskin.ucla.edu
- “Complete Streets: History, Policy and Future” UCLA Urban Planning 255: Transportation Planning, April 18, 2012
- “Bicycle Friendly Universities – Best Practices” Creating a Bicycle Friendly UCLA, February 29, 2012
- “Reclaiming Residual Spaces” US Green Building Council – Long Beach Chapter, February 27, 2012
- “Model Design Manual for Living Streets” National Policy Institute of Building Healthy Communities, February 25, 2012
- “Active Transportation and Public Health” Transportation for America, November 17, 2011.
- Michelle Craven, “Getting Los Angeles to Walk the Walk”
- Huma Husain, “How can Los Angeles be more livable?“
- Jennifer Karmels, “Leveraging CEQA to Enhance Complete Streets”
- Ryan Johnson, “Bringing New People to the Open Streets”
- Sarah Peters, “Impact Fees for Complete Streets”
- Kristen Torres, “From Statute to Street”
Complete Streets: Pathways to Implementation – 2013
For information about the 2013 Complete Streets for California conference, please click here
Complete Streets for California – 2012
For information about the 2012 Complete Streets for California conference, please click here
Complete Streets for Los Angeles – 2011
For information about the 2011 Complete Streets for Los Angeles conference, please click here
Complete Streets Initiative Announces the Opening of Parklets; Manual for Living Streets Wins National Award
On February 7, two “parklets,” or micro urban parks, were officially opened in downtown Los Angeles in a morning ribbon-cutting ceremony on Spring Street; the Lewis Center’s Complete Streets Initiative played a central role in creating these new public spaces. “This parklet is the first in the nation focused on active recreation,” said Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Associate Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, who was a lead Lewis Center researcher on the project and who spoke at the ceremony.
The parklet features bike equipment and a foosball table along with seating and vegetation. The two parklets on Spring Street were designed by the Downtown L.A. Neighborhood Council with support […]