California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA
FROM THE MAGAZINE
Urban water crises often boil down to classism – Dr. Stephanie Pincetl in Popular Science
Wealthy people generally have the infrastructure to make water available to them, so it’s easier for them to consume it. They also have larger properties to maintain, larger dwelling units, pools, and more, says Stephanie Pincetl, director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA. “In places like the Southwest, we need to aggressively change outdoor landscapes,” says Pincetl. In California, landscape irrigation accounts for about 50 percent of annual residential water consumption. Overall, federal and local governments have a responsibility to manage urban water supplies sustainably and equitably.
Student Work: Challenging our complacency with petrol culture and the domestic intimacy of toxicity.
Emma Akmakdjian is a student in Dr. Pincetl’s ENV297 class. She’s an installation artist who collaborates with scientists to translate processes of complex ecosystems, climate data, and object personifications in…
Angela Johnson Meszaros at UCLA discusses Quemetco’s Lead Legacy: A Cycle of Injustice and Contamination in Southern California
A new report details how Quemetco — the last remaining secondary lead smelter in California — has exploited a failed regulatory structure that does little to protect people and the environment.…
Energy Communities Workshop in Colombia
Dr. Stephanie Pincetl, director of the CCSC, and Sebastián Solarte-Caicedo, Ph.D. student in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, participated in the Energy Communities Workshop Series, an event organized…
Eric Porse in California Ag Today: Named Director of California Institute for Water Resources
Erik Porse joined the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources on Jan. 11 as director of the California Institute for Water Resources.
Stephanie Pincetl in UCLA Newsoom: In a new documentary, a UCLA professor says L.A. needs to rethink its relationship with water.
In the new documentary Without Water, Stephanie Pincetl, director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA, argues that Long Valley is a test case for big cities seeking smarter ways…