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



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



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...



Los Angeles Park Advocates – Prescient Planners for the Future

Stephanie Pincetl, Director California Center for Sustainable Cities Institute of the Environment and Sustainability November 13, 2017 The City of Los Angeles has a modest yet persistent program, supported by advocates, to add more parks, particularly in areas considered “park-poor”, based on some comparable metric. While it may not be obvious why voters are supporting...



‘It can become unlivable.’ How Jerry Brown is planning for raging fires and extreme heat

Parfrey is part of a regional climate action and sustainability collaboration at the University of California, Los Angeles, where professor Alex Hall led a groundbreaking study that found climate change will push up temperatures by an average of 4 to 5 degrees by the middle of the century. The number of days where temperatures climb above 95 degrees will roughly double on the coast, triple in downtown Los Angeles and quadruple in the valley.