big coupled data for sustainable urban systems: examples from los angeles

Essay — Stephanie Pincetl on California’s need for an agricultural revolution

Thinking about the state’s future and its magnificent resources and agricultural productivity, the fact that much of agriculture today is intertwined with dependence on hydrocarbons—from fertilizers, fumigants and pesticides to diesel and plastics—poses a predicament. Stephanie Pincetl shares her expertise and advice on California’s drought, land use practices and what the future holds.