Topical Tag: Environmental Cultures

The Magazine



Muir Symposium: California and the Birth of a New Environmentalism

Creation of a New Environmentalism – Where Might We Go From Here?


Creation of a New Environmentalism in California keynote lecture by Barbara Romero Deputy Mayor for City Services Former City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works Commissioner   welcoming & closing remarks by Jon Christensen , Adjunct Assistant Professor, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA Department of History, and the UCLA Center for...


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Hannah Pipes


Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Laurel Hunt

Executive Director

Los Angeles Regional Collective for Climate Action and Sustainability

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Sonali Abraham

Second Year D.Env. Student; Co-Chair, Water Resources Group

Environmental Science and Engineering

Ursula Heise

Ursula K. Heise

Professor, Marcia H. Howard Chair in Literary Studies | LENS P.I.

Department of English


In the News



Author, artist shed light on meaning of surfing at salon series

The City of Malibu Arts Commission helped sponsor the event, which was moderated by Jon Christensen, senior fellow and journalist-in-residence at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies and Center for Digital Humanities.



Unnatrual Selection: On Extinction and De-Extinction

Why is resurrecting an extinct species (especially megafauna such as dinosaurs) a recurring theme in pop culture? IoES faculty member Ursula K. Heise’s discusses the environmental culture of, “de-extinction,” in her book Imagining Extinction.  Read a review written by Colin Dickey, author and creative writing professor at National University, as featured on LA Review of Books.



Morphology, Generosity, and the Nature of Cities

Dr. Pincetl’s latest post in the Nature of Cities. I have been reading an extraordinary book by Marwa Al-Sabouni: The Battle for Home: the Vision of a Young Architect in Syria, who posits the critical importance of urbanism for the nature of a city—its feeling, its generosity, its openness to all regardless of difference. She...