UCLA and UCLA Extension Alumni are getting together on May 16th to share an amazing afternoon filled with entertainment and surprise with family and friends. Explore the ways in which campus continues to transform. Get inspired by an extraordinary alumni panel, which by following their passion, change lives everyday. Celebrate fellow Bruins who are revolutionizing […]
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UCLA Extension Alumni: Sheldon Nemoy will be a guest speaker at this year’s UCLA Alumni Day on May 16th, 2015!
Summer 2015 registration is officially open! To view a listing of classes offered this quarter, you can search courses online or browse our catalog by clicking the image on the left. Students can enroll online or over the phone by calling the UCLA Extension registration department at (310) 825-9971. Please have the Reg # […]
As our population has grown and the built environment has spread, the natural buffer between urban areas and wilderness is disappearing. The deleterious effects of urbanism on nature is increasing and further reducing the health of our natural systems. Parks as buffers between the city and wilderness are designed to foster stewardship while mitigating urban […]
As downtown Los Angeles becomes more residential, there is an increased need for open space. GREEN CORE repurposes four underutilized lots in the heart of downtown to provide downtown residents with opportunities for recreation connection to nature, and socializing. Pedestrian, bicycle, and electric bus routes connect the open spaces to nearby historic landmarks, entertainment destinations, […]
Formerly the site of Thermador Electric Manufacturing, the property at 5119 District Blvd. in Vernon is now under remediation by the Toxic Substances Control Board. The project will provide an educational facility and open space to the low-income, high density community of Maywood, California. Directly across from Maywood Elementary School, the project will provide ecological […]
This project redefines the conventional definition of a “park”. Using the community of Lennox in LA County, the project reimagines existing street, into a network of green corridors and parklets to provide public open space, link area residents to local amenities and services, encourage outdoor activity and socializing, improve the air quality, and strengthen the community […]
Reimagine and retrofit urban and suburban cemeteries to ensure their sustainability for future generations, and implement new cemetery design into our neighborhoods. These spaces will provide the community a platform to tell their stories, memorialize their culture and history, and most importantly to celebrate life.