Topical Tag: Los Angeles

The Magazine

UCLA students dig into Santa Monica Pier’s waste problem

If global food waste were a country, it would be the third highest emitter of greenhouse gases, behind only China and the United States. A team of UCLA students investigated the problem this year in one of the most iconic places in California. The Santa Monica Pier, with nine million yearly visitors, is a visible...

Tai Michaels

UCLA high school volunteer wins state science fair

He runs cross country. He’s on the speech and debate team. He struggles with Spanish class at times. His favorite band is The Killers. He’s also doing scientific research to protect Southern California from future wildfires, working hand-in-hand with postdoctoral scholars at UCLA’s La Kretz Center for Conservation Science. After winning first place for ecology...

Events

Lecture Series

Desalination: Should salt water play a role in our sustainable future?

A PROCON.org & Santa Monica Pier event

8.20.2018

Sixty percent of L.A.County’s water comes from hundreds of miles away. Obtaining and transporting trillions of gallons each year requires a lot of energy and puts enormous strain on ecosystems and human communities upstream. Meanwhile, climate change is about to up the ante. Almost two-thirds of the California’s fresh water comes from the Sierra Nevada,...


Special Event

99% Preservation and 1% Densification

A Case for Urban Density along the Wilshire Corridor

6.27.2018

The plan accommodates the city’s anticipated population increase—1.5 million people by 2050—by densifying less than one percent of its land. Comparing Wilshire Boulevard to major streets in other global metropolises, including Barcelona’s Avenida Diagonal and New York’s Broadway, they model real-world responses to growth and transformation that offer more sustainable strategies for Los Angeles. Moderated...


Special Event

Parrots of Pasadena

Walk, Talk and Cocktail Reception

5.12.2018

Parrots of Pasadena walk, talk & cocktail reception with Professor Ursula K. Heise. A Bird LA Day event sponsored by UCLA’s Lab for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) of the Institute of the Environment & Sustainability.  Meet at the corner of Fair Oaks and Washington Blvds.  

People

Sean Kennedy

Post Doctoral Researcher

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

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

Projects

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...

Taking on health equity in Inglewood

Team: Kayla Asemanfar, Carlos Enriquez, Susannah Kiteck, Laura Martinez Villatoro, Brenda Sanchez Morra, Bryant Villegas Advisor: Moana McClellan Client: Social Justice Learning Institute

Publications

The economic value of local water supplies in Los Angeles

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

Published Work | 2018 | Nature Sustainability



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

In the News

Headline

8.11.2018

Steve Lopez: Ignore the climate change deniers. California’s hellish summer really is a grave warning

LA Times' Steve Lopez surveyed and found that many either deny that climate change is real or believe it is but not much can be done to change the circumstances. However, he believes this year's summer is the warning that people should be paying attention to. He includes UCLA's Alex Hall and ask can California  have any impact on reversing climate change. Hall has no doubt, California is setting the pathway for change and adaptation. 


Headline

7.25.2018

Preparing for a new, hotter normal

What is Los Angeles doing to reduce blackouts during these heat waves? Lauren Hunt joined Madeline Brand on KCRW's Press Play to speak on what the city and utility companies are working on and what you can do to help reduce blackouts and your carbon footprint.


Headline

7.24.2018

He bridged cultural divides and saved the sharks: Jonathan Gold’s brother remembers his impact

UCLA's Mark Gold celebrates Pulitzer-winning restaurant critic and his older brother, Jonathan Gold, for the LA Times. Mark talks about his brother's ability to capture the complexities of LA — and his role in shark conservation. Jonathan, who passed away last week, used his knowledge on shark fin soup and its cultural and historic background to sway the CA Senate in banning shark consumption.

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