Allan David Heskin

Allan David Heskin
University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA · Department of Urban Planning

Doctor of Philosophy

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September 1975 - November 2001
University of California, Los Angeles
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  • Professor Emeritus

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Publications (31)
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This story, some call it a memoir, is heavily colored by my dyslexia that limited me but at the same time gave me unusual abilities, a tenacity that allowed me to move through crap when needed, a sense of justice that arose in my early life that drove me on through many battles like Dr King’s zeitgeist and a life long search for community, a commun...
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This is a chapter in Struggle for Community. It is a case study and therefore puts the the theory in a particular context, What I found is that empowerment is not a one way street and people once empowered can be disempowered.
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See Struggle for Community in the Open Library (free)
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See Struggle for Comunity in Open Library (free)
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This article examines changes between 1980 and 1990 in the number of rental units and the demographic composition of tenants in four California cities that adopted rent control with vacancy control provisions. Six border areas within the four cities were compared to border areas of adjoining cities that did not have vacancy control. A spatial lag r...
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This article examines changes between 1980 and 1990 in the number of rental units and the demographic composition of tenants in four California cities that adopted rent control with vacancy control provisions. Six border areas within the four cities were compared to border areas of adjoining cities that did not have vacancy control. A spatial lag r...
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The story of the formation and operation of five limited equity cooperative formed and operated in Los Angeles .
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The objective of Santa Monica's rent control law, in effect since 1979, is to protect renters from rapidly rising rents. Comparing 1987 and 1979 tenant surveys indicates that the rent control ordinance has fulfilled some of its goals. However, it has not stopped a decline in the proportion of black and Latino households. The results suggest that th...
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Based on the authors' synthesis of the multicultural literature, this article proposes that for organizing to succeed in bilingual multicultural environments, three roles-organizer, interpreter, and multicultural mediator-must be filled Moreover, the authors consider it difficult and unwise to have the functions of all three roles filled by the sam...
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This paper is a reflection on several years' struggle to establish a federation of housing cooperatives in a low-income, multi-ethnic, bilingual community in Los Angeles. The history of this organization has significant implications for the study of multicultural organization in general, and for the modeling of multicultural, as opposed to assimila...
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Reports on a survey to tenants in Los Angeles and Santa Monica looking at the tenant level of tenant consciousness.
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It is widely believed that rent control leads to a decline in the quality of rental housing. This study examines the effect of rent control on the quality of rental housing in New York City. Quality change is linked to the suppression of rent below ...
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Advocacy planning was a response to the urban crisis of the 1960s. It appealed to the professional ego of the professionals, and it built on the movement toward science in planning, on an analysis of the failures of urban renewal, and on the growing popularity of citizen participation. It was an idea that captured its time. Those who attempted advo...
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In early 1965, Watts (Los Angeles) erupted into one of America's first full-scale ghetto riots. Today, rehabilitation of the neighborhood continues. This progress made is symbolised by Franklin Square - a showpiece consisting of 39 houses for low- income black families. -Colin Laverick
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Reformers have argued that field work should be central to the planning curriculum, but only a few schools have responded to this call. This article reports on an experiment under way at UCLA which applies and teaches the learning systems theory in a nine-month sequence' of courses. The courses usually taken in a student's first year include the in...
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The effects of the emerging warranty of habitability doctrine on the quality and supply of low-income housing are not yet clear. This Article reports the results of a case study recently undertaken in southern California on the impact of the warranty doctrine. It suggests that the doctrine is beginning to have its intended consequences, even though...
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The Field Studies Program is an undergraduate, interdisciplinary experience in field-related education on the Berkeley campus of the University of California. Begun in 1971, the program has survived repeated examination and shows every sign of becoming a fixture on the campus. Located at a major center of graduate education, the program has had to...
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Not only the goals of planning, but its internal structure as well needs changing. At present, it perpetuates elitist, centralizing, and change-resistant tendencies. A new paradigm rising to challenge the “rational-comprehensive” model of modern planning is based on systems change and the realization of a decentralized communal society that facilit...
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Planning law to date has concerned itself almost exclusively with land use and government law. Knowledge of these limited areas of the law is not adequate to enable planners to engage in comprehensive planning of cities, which the profession has come to recognize as complex social systems. Planners must be prepared to understand law as a subsystem...
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Thesis (M. Urban Plan.)--University of Washington. Bibliography: l. 264-278.

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