California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA



Felicia Federico Study Featured in Cronkite News Arizona PBS: California Schools Must Eliminate Lead in Water, But What About Nearby Homes?

California authorities are addressing the problem of lead in drinking water at public schools through a statewide program to test pipes and upgrade plumbing, but experts warn the threat goes well beyond schools – and nearby homes and businesses may unknowingly be affected. “The same water systems tainted by lead that feed into these schools...


Dr. Stephanie Pincetl & Magali Delmas in the Daily Bruin: California needs policies to build housing able to withstand climate disasters

“Roads, water, power and other kinds of infrastructure aren’t a visible cost because it’s embedded in the cost of (subsidized) housing by the larger community of taxpayers,” Dr. Stephanie Pincetl said. “And then there’s the possibility of exacerbating the possibility of (human ignited) fires – we need to grow up and be responsible for being...


Dr. Stephanie Pincetl is co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation project to study urban trees

Toward a Theory of Urban Trees as Living Infrastructure Trees are now ubiquitous components of urban landscapes in the United States. Increasingly urban trees are called upon as a form of living (i.e., green) infrastructure that is used to meet a variety of municipal goals to provide ecosystem services and combat the effects of climate...


Stephanie Pincetl in Daily Bruin: California needs Policies to Build Housing Able to Withstand Climate Disasters

Limited urban space has forced rising neighborhoods to sprawl away from major cities.  But, building more affordable housing might be anything but affordable in the long run.  Stephanie Pincetl, professor-in-residence at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, says new housing developments built away from the urban core aren’t just costly – they can...


Stephanie Pincetl in WSPY News: California gov. declares emergency as wildfires force evacuations from wine country to Los Angeles

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