Topical Tag: Politics and Policy

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99% Preservation and 1% Densification

A Case for Urban Density along the Wilshire Corridor


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...


Water in the Middle East & Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation & Conflict

A Conference on Challenges Facing the Regions & Potential Solutions


The severe water crises facing areas of the Middle East and Africa have significant implications for the health, welfare and security of the regions’ people. Today, issues related to water availability and quality – including food security, sanitation and health, and economic development – have become both more complex and critical to address in these...

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How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

Discussion of Edward Struzik's book, "Firestorm"


Featured speaker: Edward Struzik Panelists: Douglas Bevington, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (moderator); Beth Burnham, North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council; Chad Hanson, The John Muir Project ; Alex Hall, UCLA; Chief Ralph Terrazas, City of Los Angeles ABOUT THE BOOK 2017 was marked as the deadliest and most destructive year of wildfires ever in California. Over 9,000 fires...


William Boyd

Professor of Law

Sean Kennedy

Post Doctoral Researcher

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Asma Mahdi

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

Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Tomás Olivier

Postdoctoral Scholar

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability


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

In the News



How far can California push the nation — and the world? Jerry Brown’s climate summit may provide the answer

The world gathered in San Francisco, CA to make its own path and take action against climate change. People doubt what a single state can do, however, “California is big enough and splashy enough, and Jerry Brown is famous enough, that people are paying attention to what California is doing about it,” said Ann Carlson, UCLA environmental law professor.  



PREVIOUS Weekend Roundup The forecast calls for temperatures reaching the low 70s in the Lewiston-Clarkst… NEXT UP On This Date Stories published in the Lewiston Tribune on … Republicans tout benefits of Snake dams at hearing

A complex species and river management issue has “been reduced to a simple symbolic battle — a battle involving a choice between evil dams and the certain loss of an iconic species,” wrote Peter Kareiva, Director of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.



Lawmakers: Don’t blame Snake dams for grieving mother orca

There has been commotion over the four lower Snake River dams, especially with the image of an endangered killer whale pushing her dead calf along the Washington coast. Opposition comes together to fight the dams. “There is no doubt that dams have caused salmon declines, but the operators of the dams have spent billions of dollars to improve the safety of their dams for salmon, and it is not certain the dams now cause higher mortality than would arise in a free-flowing river,” said Peter Kareiva, director of UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.