Entries by Les Dunseith

Inside View of Advocacy-Driven Research for an International Organization

By Suzanne Caflisch MURP ’21 One of the biggest deciding factors in my choice to attend UCLA’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program was the opportunity to apply planning to the field of international development. Needless to say, the Global Public Affairs (GPA) program stood out as an important network to tap into during […]

Reflections on ‘the perfect city’ and climate adaptation, from Bonn, Germany

By Lolly Lim, MURP ’18 It’s been about a month since I’ve arrived in Bonn, Germany, to participate in an internship with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC’s) Climate Adaptation Programme. My experience in Bonn so far has been one of run-ins-and-outs with the familiar and unfamiliar. Walking through this city of […]

Ciudad Posible: Exploring Urban Innovation in Latin America

By Ribeka Toda, MURP ’18 In the MURP program, one of the biggest frustrations can be the disconnection between academia and practice. Discussing brilliant ideas for improving our cities with the brightest people can be exhilarating until faced with the reality of influencing public policy. For example, Professor Donald Shoup has been teaching generations of […]

The Sun-Moon Divide: Gender Inequality in India

By Tanya Honey, MPP ’18 Navigating the streets of the world’s second-most-populated city and “rape capital” has been challenging as a woman. Whether it was staying home after it gets dark, taking the “Women’s Only” coach, or walking down the street alone without having men stare at you, the only conclusion I reached is that […]