Stephanie Pincetl, PhD

Founding Director and Professor-in-Residence

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA


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UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

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Bio

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 conducts research on environmental policies and governance and analyzes how institutional rules construct how natural resources and energy are used to support human activities. She is expert in bringing together interdisciplinary teams of researchers across the biophysical and engineering sciences with the social sciences to address problems of complex urban systems and environmental management.

Dr. Pincetl has written extensively about land use in California, environmental justice, habitat conservation efforts, urban metabolism, water and energy policy. She has received funding from the National Science Foundation to conduct collaborative research with biophysical scientists on urban ecology and water management in Los Angeles, as well as from the California Energy Commission to develop a methodology to understand energy use in communities in California coupled with social policy considerations (see www.energyatlas.ucla.edu). Her book, Transforming California, the Political History of Land Use in the State, is the definitive work on land use politics and policies of California. She is currently co-lead on the urban chapter of the National 2nd State of the North American Carbon Cycle Report, due out in 2017.

Dr. Pincetl has a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA. She spent 10 years working in the nonprofit environmental justice sector and has taught in the Masters of Public Affairs at the Institut de Sciences Politiques in Paris. Pincetl is the Faculty Director of the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC), a Los Angeles regional organization dedicated to working across jurisdictions to achieve a better future. She was instrumental in making the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA its institutional home.

Dr. Stephanie Pincetl CV-2017

Dr. Stephanie Pincetl Lecture- Kyoto, Japan 2017 -Research Initiatives for Urban Sustainability: Energy and Water

 

Projects

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Are residential energy efficiency programs effective?

More than 1 billion dollars have spent on Energy Efficiency (EE) Programs in California each year; however, we have limited solid evidence of their effectiveness. This project examines the effectiveness of Energy Efficiency (EE) programs in Southern California. We address three main research questions: (1) Are EE programs (residential based appliances and equipment upgrade) effective...

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 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

Systems Analysis and Optimization of Local Water Supplies in Los Angeles

E. Porse, K. Mika, E. Litvak, K. Manago, K. Naik, M. Glickfeld, T. Hogue, M. Asce, M. Gold, D. Pataki, S. Pincetl

Other | 2017 | Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management


Evaluating the Effects of Turf-Replacement Programs in Los Angeles County

Stephanie Pincetl, Thomas W. Gillespie, Diane Pataki, Erik Porse, Shenyue Jia, Erika Kidera, Nick Nobles, Janet Rodriguez, Dong-ha Choi

Progress Report | 2017











Fragmented Flows: Water Supply in Los Angeles County

Pincetl, S., Porse, E. & Cheng, D.

Published Work | 2016 | Environmental Management


Pumping for the masses: evolution of groundwater management in metropolitan Los Angeles

Porse, E., Glickfeld, M., Mertan, K. et al.

Published Work | 2016



Cities as Novel Biomes: Recognizing Urban Ecosystem Services as Anthropogenic

Pincetl S.

Published Work | 2015 | Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution


Water Management in Los Angeles County; a Research Report

S. Pincetl, M. Glickfeld, D. Cheng, M. Cope, K. Naik, E. Porse, P. Cleland, C. Hirashiki, E. Merton, K. Holdsworth, C. Kuklowski

Working Paper | 2015



2015 Environmental Report Card for Los Angeles County

Mark Gold, Felicia Federico, Stephanie Pincetl

Report Card | 2015


Evaluating collaborative institutions in context: the case of regional water management in Southern California

Sara Hughes, Stephanie Pincetl

Published Work | 2014 | Journal of Environment and Planning, Government and Policy



Vision 2021 LA: A Model Environmental Sustainability Agenda for Los Angeles’ Next Mayor and City Council

M. Gold, S. Hecht, M. Herzog, C. Horowitz, K. Mika, S. Pincetl, X. Zhang

Published Work | 2012


Triple exposure: Regulatory, climatic, and political drivers of water management changes in the city of Los Angeles

Sara Hughes, Stephanie Pincetl, Christopher Boone

Published Work | Journal of Cities