California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Our mission at the CCSC is to provide assistance to California communities as they make the transition to greater urban sustainability on multiple fronts. Our leadership, researchers, collaborators, and support staff at the CCSC work judiciously on topics critical to this transition by collaborating with other leading-edge researchers in order to strengthen our collective missions. We provide insights, data, methods, models, case studies, research, tools and strategies to address challenges facing California communities today. We serve as a resource for policy makers, stakeholders, environment advocates, journalists, and residents of the state.

Our work makes worthwhile reform possible in the areas of energy, water, and transportation management and it informs forward-thinking leadership within the state to make meaningful advances in California’s sustainability transition.

Dr. 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.

Dr. Pincetl’s leadership is supported through a generous grant by the Pritzker Family Foundation, who is dedicated to investing in institutions that focus on preserving and sustaining our environment for generations to come.

 

 


Leadership

Felicia Federico

Felicia Federico D. Env.

Executive Director

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Stephanie Pincetl, PhD

Director and Professor-in-Residence

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Researchers

Hannah Gustafson

GIS Analyst, LA Energy Atlas

CCSC

Dan Cheng

GIS Programmer, LA Energy Atlas

CCSC

Erik Porse, PhD

Associate Director for Research

CCSC

Postdoctoral Scholars

Eric Fournier

Post Doctoral Researcher, Spatial Informatics

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, California Center for Sustainable Communities

Yating Chuang

Postdoctoral Scholar

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Graduate Students

Staff

Rhianna Williams

Documentarian / Ethnographer

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Marina McLeod

Program Representative

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Emmanuel Lopez

Civic Spark Climate Fellow

CCSC

Laurel Hunt

Executive Director

Los Angeles Regional Collective for Climate Action and Sustainability