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Urban Ecologies

IMAGE CREDIT: Photo by UCLA student Luke Jaffar, courtesy of Boom: A Journal of California

PROJECTS

equity in park funding

Equity in Park Funding

Los Angeles has one of the worst reputations in the country when it comes to parks in metropolitan regions. But that could change on November 8, if voters approve Measure A, a parks funding measure on the ballot in Los Angeles County. Over the past year, park managers and advocates in Los Angeles have claimed...

urban biodiversity: cultures, stories, taxonomies

Urban Biodiversity: Cultures, Stories, Taxonomies

Cities have recently begun to attract the attention of ecologists and biologists as ecosystems whose functioning is not as yet well understood. Urban ecosystems combine ecological processes with social practices and technological structures whose analysis requires a combination of disciplinary tools and concepts from biology, ecology, sociology, cultural studies, and urban studies (including architecture, design,...

ecological and environmental effects of turf replacement in southern california

Ecological and Environmental Effects of Turf Replacement in Southern California

Pilot Study of the Ecological and Environmental Effects of Metropolitan’s Turf Replacement Program Study Objectives The principal objectives of this study are to identify and, to the extent possible, to quantity the ecological and environmental effects of Metropolitan’s Turf Replacement Program, as implemented between 2009 and 2015, on participant’s landscapes, neighborhoods and the Los Angeles...

Publications

Breaking In: Artists and the Changing Lineup in Surfing

Jon Christensen, KCET Artbound

Other | 2017




Evaluating the Effects of Turf-Replacement Programs in Los Angeles County

Stephanie Pincetl, Thomas W. Gillespie, Diane Pataki, Erik Porse, Shenyue Jia, Erika Kidera, Nick Nobles, Janet Rodriguez, Dong-ha Choi

Progress Report | 2017






A smarter way to pay for parks

Jon Christensen

Published Work | 2016


Cities as Novel Biomes: Recognizing Urban Ecosystem Services as Anthropogenic

Pincetl S.

Published Work | 2015 | Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution


A Brief History of Public Art and the L.A. River

Allison Carruth

Published Work | 2014