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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...


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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...


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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.


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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...


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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...


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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..


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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...


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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 future.


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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...


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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. 


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New management strategies may help Los Angeles avoid future water crises

Stephanie Pincetl is Professor-in-Residence at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA. In this UPI article, she discusses LA’s water future and what may stand in the way. 


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Study Finds Los Angeles is Getting Hotter, Threatening Electric Reliability

“We need to move to a decarbonized economy, and that will require significant changes in land use, among other factors,” said Stephanie Pincetl, project principal investigator, professor in residence and director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities Institute of the Environment.