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Changes to Our Public Space

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Even with all the uncertainties in the world right now, we know…
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A Closer Look on Utility Box Art

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More and more utility boxes are being transformed into colorful…
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Refresher on the Botanical Garden

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There are so many resources on the UCLA campus, but the Mildred…
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Bike Recycling Day 2019

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If you’ve ever wanted a bike, here’s a chance you can get…
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BEWell Policy Corner: Street Vending in LA

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From fresh fruit, tacos, and even Tupperware, all kinds of items…
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What’s Neat About Open Streets?

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Between the honks, screeching brakes, and sea of headlights,…
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How to get involved in creating healthier neighborhoods

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A transformation is underway in Los Angeles. People are lifting…
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How Can the Built Environment at UCLA Better Support Breastfeeding Women?

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Now in its third project year, Creating Space, a graduate student…
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Reclaiming Our Healthy Spaces @ North Court of Sciences

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What is your favorite place at UCLA? Some people love Bruin Plaza,…
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Transportation Do’s and Don’ts

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There are more ways than ever to get around campus and the city…
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Combating Veterans Issues through Gardening

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Encompassing 14 acres behind Jackie Robinson Stadium on the West…
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Try Some Green Space for Your Finals Week Blues

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Happy Almost Finals Week Bruins! The end of the quarter can be…
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In Review: The Bruin BikeShare Program

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Imagine you’re still on the hill and late for class. You need…
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Five Reasons Why Green Spaces are Awesome

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Recently at our annual Celebration, the Healthy Campus Initiative…
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Do Scramble Crosswalks Really Save Lives?

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One of the City of Los Angeles’ ongoing efforts is VisionZero…
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The Built Environment of Studying

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As finals week approaches, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed…
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How tomorrow’s election could affect your built-environment

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Bruins, are you aware that there is an election tomorrow? It…
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New Year, New Lifestyle: Ride Public Transit

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It’s almost end of January. How are you doing on your New Year’s…
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Community Mother and Graduate Student Led Project, Creating Spaces Paves Way for Lactation Support

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In September of 2014, new mom LeighAnna returned from summer…
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Ways to conserve water in your apartment

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  As all California residents should know by now, the…
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Eco-friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

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  With the holidays fast approaching, many of us are…
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How Sidewalks Can Dis/Able Us

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Whether you are walking to class, going to the gym, or getting…
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The Era of Vaping

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Written by Joyce Lan The Transition from Smoking to Vaping…
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UCLA To Experience a New Level of Bikeability

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By Jimmy Tran, UCLA Transportation Bike and Pedestrian Planner Short…
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Far From The Tree: A Book that Will Expand Your Understanding of Disability

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  As a person with disability and a student pursuing a…
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Loud Yet Easily Overlooked: Noise Pollution in Dorms and Apartments

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  It was about 11 PM, and, after a long day of moving in,…
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Bruin Steps: Introducing UCLA HCI’s Sidewalk Series

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Whether we may be aware of it or not, our daily surroundings…
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Beyond the Disability Awareness Month

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Perhaps some of you already know that October is National Disability…
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UCLA State of the Commute 2018

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UCLA Transportation produces an annual State of the Commute report…
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UCLA Is Now Home to LA’s First and Only Bike Counter

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By Mike King, UCLA Transportation UCLA student, staff and…
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Blue + Gold = Green… Why I am proud to be a Bruin!

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Did you know that UCLA was just rated one of the top green…
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10 things you probably didn’t know about bicycling at UCLA

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1. There are seven miles of bike route on campus. 2. There’s…