The Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) is a research, policy, and advocacy, organization at Occidental College committed to bringing about social change and a more just, livable and green society. UEPI engages students, faculty, and staff at its home on Oxy’s campus and connects Oxy with its community partners in Los Angeles and beyond.
Watch a short documentary on the scholarship and policy work of Prof. Bob Gottlieb:
July 2015 | Long time UEPI/Oxy community partner, James Rojas, received the California’s Planning Advocate Award of Excellence for 2015. James has led numerous workshops for the Oxy community and communities throughout the country, inspiring people to think about planning "through the medium of their own livedexperiences, memories, and imagination." We look forward to working with James this August as he kicks off the OxyEngage Social Justice trip with PLACE IT! Congratulations James!
May 2015 | Moving Forward Network Action at the NEJAC meeting in San Diego, CA
November 2014 | On November 12, 2014, Occidental College Professor of Urban and Environment Policy Robert Gottlieb was the recipient of the Graham L. Sterling Award, the College's most prestigious faculty honor. Watch his acceptance lecture below!
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