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Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris Appointed Associate Provost for Academic Planning

UCLA Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Deans, Vice Chancellors, Vice Provosts, Department Chairs, Academic Senate Leadership

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris as Associate Provost for Academic Planning, effective immediately. In this role, Anastasia will lead and coordinate the academic components of campuswide strategic planning.

Anastasia is a professor of urban planning and a core faculty member of the UCLA Urban Humanities Initiative; for the past seven years, she has also served as associate dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. A member of the UCLA faculty since 1990, she has been the chair of the Department of Urban Planning for two consecutive terms and has served on a number of campuswide committees. She has also conducted academic reviews of units at several universities, including UC Berkeley, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Toronto and National Technical University of Athens.

Anastasia’s research focuses on the public environment of the city and its physical representation, aesthetics, social meaning and impact on urban residents. She has published more than 100 articles and chapters, and has co-authored or co-edited five books, most recently The Informal American City: Beyond Taco Trucks and Day Labor. Her research has been funded by the California Department of Transportation, the California Air Resources Board, the California Department of Parks and Recreation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the John Randolph Haynes Foundation, the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the Archstone Foundation, the Mineta Transportation Institute and the AARP.

Anastasia has served as a consultant to the Transportation Research Board, the Federal Transit Administration, the Southern California Association of Governments, the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative and the Greek Ministry of Education among others. She also has been a nominator for the MacArthur Fellowships.

Her administrative experience, expertise in planning and understanding of communities and complex organizations will make her a tremendous resource in this position. Please join me in thanking Anastasia for assuming this important responsibility.

Sincerely,

Scott L. Waugh
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

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