California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

EVENTS

Special Event

Introducing Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LARIAC) Program at UCLA

LA County Geographic Information Office introducing high-resolution aerial imagery and associated data to the campus community

5.22.2018

Recently UCLA became a member of the Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LARIAC) Program, which provides access to high-resolution aerial imagery of LA County. Access to LARIAC imagery is an invaluable resource to those conducting research at UCLA, particularly research on Los Angeles County. On May 22, 2018, the LA County Geographic Information Office will...


Special Event

Big Coupled Data for Sustainable Urban Systems: Examples from Los Angeles

International Society for Industrial Ecology Webinar

3.28.2018

In an era where cities are actively developing urban sustainability goals, too often, the right kinds of “Big Data” are not adequately gathered to guide new programs and policies. Dr. Stephanie Pincetl, Director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA, is using Big Data to better understand building energy use and water management in Los Angeles County to...


Lecture Series

A Conversation on Politics, Ethics and Well-Being in the Anthropocene

In collaboration with UCLA IoES, UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters in the Fielding School of Public Health.

2.22.2018

Please join our expert panel as we explore the ways democratic politics, law and ethics can serve our collective well-being and public health in a world where climate change and corrosive politics affect our daily lives and visions of our future. Directions and Parking Speakers:   Dale Jamieson NYU College of Arts and Science Emma...



Special Event

World Water Day Symposium

Is conservation "worth it" in a post-drought environment?

3.22.2017

Confirmed panelists include: Dr. Stephanie Pincetl and Dr. Erik Porse  | UCLA California Center for Sustainable Communities Tim Becker | Theodore Payne Foundation Janet Hartin | University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources James Del Monaco | Director of Sustainability & Mechanical Engineer, P2S Engineering Grady Lee | Impact 2030  


Lecture Series

The City and The River

The series expands the conversation around urban issues critical to Los Angeles and familiar to designers and thinkers from all over the world.

2.16.2017

The City and The River series is the theme of the 2016-17 joint school debate series that began last year with Drought and Beauty. Each event includes two lectures from prominent landscape architects and allied professionals (one based in L.A., one from elsewhere) followed by a moderated debate on a theme that will change annually. The...

NEWSROOM

Headline

10.10.2019

Stephanie Pincetl in ABC News: How the California power outages reduce wildfire risk: What you need to know

“PG&E right now is very gun-shy of taking any risks”and doesn’t “want to be liable if something goes wrong,” said Stephanie Pincetl, a professor at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities. “They’re trying to manage their risk, and if I was in their shoes I...


Headline

10.10.2019

Stephanie Pincetl in KMBZ: How the California power outages reduce wildfire risk: What you need to know

“PG&E right now is very gun-shy of taking any risks” and doesn’t “want to be liable if something goes wrong,” said Stephanie Pincetl, a professor at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities. “They’re trying to manage their risk, and if I was in their shoes...


Headline

10.3.2019

Stephanie Pincetl in the Daily Bruin: UCLA’s carbon neutral goals would be nice – if it could actually commit to them

Katz has said earlier in the year that if UCLA cannot transition to renewable energy, it will pursue the purchase of carbon offsets, which allow buyers to offset their emissions by investing in efforts that will take carbon out of the atmosphere. However, Stephanie Pincetl, professor-in-residence at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability,...


Headline

9.18.2019

Stephanie Pincetl in UCLA Newsroom: UCLA Arts invites the public into the classroom for ‘10 Questions: Centennial Edition’

The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture will kick off the second edition of “10 Questions” on Oct. 1. Building on the success of its inaugural presentation in 2018, this hybrid undergraduate course and public event series engages leading scholars, artists, scientists, activists, philosophers, executives and more for an energetic exchange of ideas addressing...


Blog

9.11.2019

The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability research on transportation demand management

The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability sponsored three student interns to research transportation demand management (TDM) ordinances for implementation of the first ever County Sustainability plan. The students presented their research to the Los Angeles County Sustainability Office last month and highlighted how carpooling, alternate transportation, and informing citizens of travel options...


Headline

9.9.2019

Stephanie Pincetl in Daily Bruin: LA County and UCLA could face similar obstacles in plans to go carbon neutral

Phasing out fossil fuels in LA County will be challenging for several reasons, one of which is the county’s historical legacy of oil drilling, said Stephanie Pincetl, professor-in-residence at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, whose research was used to develop the plan.


Headline

6.12.2019

Stephanie Pincetl in L.A. Times: Here’s how city dwellers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming

That can be a challenge, since many people want to keep up with ever-changing trends, said Stephanie Pincetl, director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA, who was not involved in the report. Pincetl recommends buying high-quality items that will last a long time. “It sounds like deprivation, but it’s also a way...


Blog

6.3.2019

Evaluating Landscape Effects of Turf Replacement

Erik Porse and Stephanie Pincetl of UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability work with Diane Pataki, professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah and Tom Gillepsie, professor in the School of Geography at UCLA, to investigate the effects of turf replacement. Link to Full Article | Link to Blog...


Headline

5.16.2019

Climate Change could lead to Blackouts in Los Angeles

In this radio story, Stephanie Pincetl of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability spoke with Yale Climate Connections about extreme heat and how it may affect the grid in L.A..


Awards

2.15.2019

Stephanie Pincetl awarded the 2019 Meredith F. Burrill Award

Stephanie Pincetl, University of California Los Angeles, has been an intellectual leader in the field of urban sustainability, known particularly for her extensive research on urban metabolism and effective resource management governance structures. Her academic success is unquestionable, with one monograph and some 90 peer-reviewed scholarly works in the leading journals of her field. More...


Headline

2.11.2019

Stephanie Pincetl in UC Agriculture and Natural Resources: Rising to the challenges of 21st century water management in Los Angeles

In a recent paper, Stephanie Pincetl, director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA, and co-authors argue that investments made over the years to fortify the city’s supply with additional imported water have not solved LA’s water shortages. Moreover, these approaches appear even less likely to help LA successfully navigate an uncertain water...


Headline

1.15.2019

Stephanie Pincelt and Jennifer Jay in the Daily Bruin

UCLA’s Daily Bruin asked IoES professor Jennifer Jay and researcher Stephanie Pincetl how students can be more sustainable in 2019. Jay spoke about food choices and Pincetl spoke about energy and water choices.