UCLA

November 26, 2015, 7am PST
Ten key conferences in 2016 for planners, architects, and urban design professionals, summarized by Clement Lau, a Los Angeles County planner.
UrbDeZine
April 20, 2015, 1pm PDT
Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning Donald Shoup has caused a revolution in the field of parking economics over his four decades at UCLA.
The Planning Report
April 10, 2015, 2pm PDT
Mark Gold, who helped craft Los Angeles' 20-year plan for water, energy, waste, resilience, and environmental justice, gives a breakdown of the document in light of the county's current failings.
The Planning Report
March 8, 2015, 9am PDT
In this San Francisco Chronicle Open Forum, Brian Kelly, secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, makes the case that maintenance as well as capital costs be included when financing new infrastructure projects.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 25, 2012, 1pm PDT
After decades of research and development solar power still doesn't pencil out for many home and business owners. Could a thin, transparent solar cell invented by scientists at UCLA change that equation?
Los Angeles Times
July 25, 2012, 6am PDT
Even though crime has gone down in the U.S., parents are less likely to let their children walk alone, even to school. Will Doig discusses the argument that "free-roaming" children are a benefit to themselves and the larger community.
Salon
June 22, 2012, 12pm PDT
While the east coast suffers through a brutal early summer heat wave, researchers in Los Angeles have announced the findings of the most advanced regional climate modeling ever conducted, which shows that So Cal will feel the heat soon enough.
Streetsblog LA
June 16, 2011, 11am PDT
AP reports on the Anderson Forecast from UCLA that looks into CA's housing slump and shows two distinct markets, one on the rise and the other (single-family housing) falling.
AP via Bloomberg Business Week
October 28, 2010, 8am PDT
The University of California, Los Angeles has begun operations on a new kind of library -- one that rents bikes out to students.
KPCC
October 20, 2009, 11am PDT
A profile of Alvaro Huerta, the son of Mexican immigrants who is combining his urban planning studies with social activism.
UCLA Magazine
Blog post
July 4, 2007, 5pm PDT

As an educator who also enjoys practice, I periodically weigh up where my efforts are best spent. Is it making a difference via educating students in the classroom, and through my research and writing, as they use this knowledge in their work in the distant future? Or can I make a difference more directly though practice now? It is hard to know which path is best and the path of teaching is a riskier choice. Truly exceptional teachers and scholars, however, can make an enormous impact.

Ann Forsyth