Los Angeles

URBAN Los Angeles is a network of activist scholars which aims to create physical and virtual spaces where researchers working with communities can connect and collaborate. URBAN LA’s multidisciplinary, distributed network of community-based researchers is poised to become a robust source of collaborative knowledge creation and a powerful resource for struggling urban communities.

The Los Angeles node can be reached at:
amhuerta@cpp.edu, Co-Chair Dr. Alvaro Huerta


  • Professor Alvaro Huerta: “Dump Trump”

    Dear Colleagues and Friends: I’m circulating my recent op-ed, “SNL Must Dump Trump”–published in D.C.’s The Hill. http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/presidential-campaign/258879-snl-must-dump-trump#disqus_thread A shorter, nationally syndicated version of this social commentary will be published later this week. Cordially, Alvaro

  • URBAN website survey

    As announced in the last newsletter, National URBAN is in the process of moving to CUNY this fall. As part of this transition, we are reaching out to local and disciplinary nodes and members in a number of ways. One of our first goals is to find out more about how you currently use (or don’t ...

  • 2016 Dale Prize Call for Nominations

    The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2016 Dale Prize. The Dale Prize pairs a scholar and a practitioner for dialogues on a focused planning topic, with a goal of linking theory and practice.  Awardees participate in a colloquium, visit classes, ...

  • URBAN Sessions at ASA and SSSP

    The URBAN scholar-activist network’s publications committee has drafted guidelines to aid editors and reviewers of sociological journals and conference papers in assessing community- based research submissions. The guidelines are also intended to support community-based researchers who are presenting studies for critical reviews. Members of the URBAN publications committee will present these guidelines for discussion at ...

  • Alvaro Huerta TEDx Talk on Human Migration

    Throughout history, human beings, especially the global poor, have been in constant movement. In a talk delivered at a TEDxClaremontColleges event on March 7, 2015 Dr. Alvaro Huerta argues that we should view this migration as a universal human right and treat honest, hard-working immigrants with the dignity and respect that they deserve. Dr. Alvaro Huerta is ...