Topical Tag: Los Angeles

The Magazine

Los Angeles River downtown

L.A.’s path to independence from imported water

After a yearlong reprieve, Southern California is again under severe water scarcity conditions: Only 2 1/2 inches of rain have fallen in Los Angeles during the past 12 months. This time around, could Los Angeles shift its dependence from imported water to local water? A new report by UCLA researchers says the city could, eventually — if...


Special Event

Big Coupled Data for Sustainable Urban Systems: Examples from Los Angeles

International Society for Industrial Ecology Webinar


In an era where cities are actively developing urban sustainability goals, too often, the right kinds of “Big Data” are not adequately gathered to guide new programs and policies. Dr. Stephanie Pincetl, Director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA, is using Big Data to better understand building energy use and water management in Los Angeles County to...

Lecture Series

Fossils as a Tool for Marine Restoration: Old Shells Provide New Insights For Santa Monica Bay

UCLA La Kretz Center 9th Annual Lecture


One of the great challenges in conservation biology is discovering ‘what was natural’ before human impacts. This problem is especially pressing in marine systems where biological monitoring and other records are brief or lacking. Dr. Susan Kidwell has been tackling this problem in our Southern California marine ecosystems by treating the shells acquired during marine...

Special Event

2018 IoES Gala | Sea CO2 Change

Honoring Van Jones, Keely Shaye Brosnan and Pierce Brosnan


honoring Keely Shaye Brosnan Director and Producer of Poisoning Paradise Pierce Brosnan Executive Producer of Poisoning Paradise Van Jones Founder of Green For All & Dream Corps and host committee Courteney Cox Laura Dern Goldie Hawn Felicity Huffman Queen Latifah Lyn & Norman Lear Chloë Grace Moretz Barbra Streisand Amber Valletta Every year, we honor environmental game-changers....


Robert Cudd, MPP

Research Analyst

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Asma Mahdi

Guest writer & communications manager for Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Neil Berg

Associate Director, Science

Center for Climate Science

Photo of Hannah Pipes

Hannah Pipes


Institute of the Environment and Sustainability


Nimble Foods for Climate Chaos

“Nimble Foods for Climate Chaos” is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between environmental artist and NYU faculty member Marina Zurkow, Los Angeles chef duo Hank and Bean, and LENS faculty director Allison Carruth to explore the cultural and environmental conditions that would support sustainable food systems. The project brings immersive / public art and storytelling together with...


Open data and Stormwater Systems in Los Angeles: Applications for Equitable Green Infrastructure

E. Porse

Published Work | 2018 | The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability

Breaking In: Artists and the Changing Lineup in Surfing

Jon Christensen, KCET Artbound

Other | 2017

In the News



Pritzkers reinvest in UCLA to support foster youth, sustainability and public arts

Thank you to Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker for supporting many of UCLA‘s endeavors, as shown in this UCLA Newsroom article. Anthony Pritzker serves on the IoES Board of Advisors and has opened their home on March 22 for the 2018 IoES Gala | Sea CO2 Change honoring Keely Shaye Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan, and Van Jones.



Making Los Angeles completely water self-sufficient won’t be easy or cheap. But it can be done

Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor of environment and sustainability at UCLA, leader of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, and IoES faculty member contributed an opinion piece to the LA Times.



Clothing Color May Affect Local Animal Behavior

It has long been established that even the most innocuous of human activities can impact animal behavior. From birds mimicking phone ringtones to grins triggering aggressive responses from primates, people often have a greater impact on animal behavior than they realize. Now, a recently published UCLA study on local western fence lizards (Sceloporus occidentalis) has...