The Global Los Angeles Commons will be an interdisciplinary space for research, teaching and community service, focused on the past, present and future of a global Los Angeles, with an up-close focus on its downtown core.

Services Provided

Research, teaching, and community services in Downtown Los Angeles, with a focus on underrepresented communities.

Who We Serve

Communities of Downtown Los Angeles.

Mission and Goals

The Commons will be an open framework, built to evolve, for a center that represents UCLA’s capacities in its situated geographies of Downtown Los Angeles, which include deeper ties to underrepresented communities and histories, closer relationships to civic agencies and leaders, and greater access to downtown archives and institutions

Partnership Inquiries

Dana Cuff
Professor, Architecture and Urban Design

Campus Affiliation