Supporting efforts to create environmentally sustainable and healthy communities
The Luskin Center’s Urban Greening Initiative has grown from its original focus on complete streets. Complete, living streets safely accomodate all users--including cyclists and pedestrians--and provide environmental, economic and social benefits. The Complete Streets Program is a UCLA Luskin School wide initiative now housed in the Lewis Center.
Urban greening efforts aim to restore natural processes and habitats in and around communities, connecting neighborhoods to each other and their surrounding environment. Research has shown that both having access to natural spaces and engaging in active transportation (biking, walking, etc.) can provide mental and physical health benefits.
Research Areas (click to learn more):
For more information, contact Kelsey Jessup, initiative project manager.
Other researchers include:
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Professor, UCLA Urban Planning Department
Madeline Brozen, Associate Director, UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
Colleen Callahan, Deputy Director, UCLA Luskin Center
Nicholas Chow, Water Engineering Project Manager, UCLA Luskin Center
Rebecca Ferdman, Graduate Student Researcher
Gregory Pierce, Senior Researcher, UCLA Luskin Center