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3320 J Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The Lewis Center advances research solutions for California’s urban and regional challenges, with an emphasis on transportation, economic development and housing, and the environment.


Founded in 1988 as a research center of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, we are dedicated to the interdisciplinary study and understanding of urban and regional policy issues affecting California. We support high-quality scholarly research, offer public programs and events, conduct a wide range of research studies, and provide accessible publications of our research findings. We strive to make our research and activities accessible and responsive to policymakers, opinion leaders, public officials, and the general community.


Every year, the Lewis Center sponsors public lectures and seminars, convenes conferences to stimulate intellectual debate and dialogue, and organizes workshops to engage and educate public officials and decision-makers. A series of working papers and other Lewis Center publications are freely accessible on our Web site. Researchers frequently deliver briefings and testimony to elected officials and community groups, provide media interviews, and advise both public-sector and private-sector leaders. The Lewis Center advisory board includes members from both the University and the wider community to ensure that our programs and research are responsive, timely, and effective.

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