California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

LARC – The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability

Mission The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability is a membership organization, fostering a network of local and regional decision-makers in the Los Angeles County region to perform climate mitigation and adaptation work, using cutting edge research on local climate impacts and information management systems. LARC’s mission is to ensure a sustainable...

The EPIC Challenge: Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced Energy Communities

This project combines academic research with on-the-ground expertise in an approach that is uniquely positioned to overcome the challenges associated with deploying Advanced Energy Communities (AECs) around existing buildings in disadvantaged communities, and which will generate practical, implementable knowledge. This partnership effort involves unprecedented data analysis and comprehensive community engagement, assesses local obstacles to state...

Ecological and Environmental Effects of Metropolitan’s Turf Replacement Program, 2009‐2015

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...

The Role of Local Water Resources in the Water Sustainability of Los Angeles (National Science Foundation)

The role of local water resources in the water sustainability of Los Angeles Like many cities in semi-arid regions, Los Angeles relies on extensive, centralized redistribution projects for its water supply. Water is transported hundreds of kilometers to support agricultural and urban activities in southern California; however, allocations from remote sources have been declining due...

Publications

2016 LA Energy Atlas Annual Report

Annual Report | 2016


Confronting Standards and Nomenclature in Spatial Data Infrastructures: A Case Study of Urban Los Angeles County Geospatial Water Management Data

M. Cope, S. Pincetl

Published Work | 2014 | International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research


Fact Sheet: LA County Water Supply Management

Fact Sheet | 2016


Fact Sheet: LA County Water Data Infrastructure

Fact Sheet | 2015


Cities as Novel Biomes: Recognizing Urban Ecosystem Services as Anthropogenic

Pincetl S.

Published Work | 2015 | Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution


Natural Gas Use in L.A. County: Analysis from the L.A. Energy Atlas

Other | 2016