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Supporting the transition to electric-drive, alternative-fuel, and autonomous vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Supporting the creation and implementation of state and local policies, investments and plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing local resilience, environmental, public health, and economic benefits.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Advancing policy, economic, and technological solutions that support sustainable water systems and water use behavior in California.
Supporting urban greening efforts―in public parks, streets and beyond―to restore natural processes and habitats while connecting neighborhoods to each other and their environment.

About Us

The Luskin Center was founded with a generous gift from Renee and Meyer Luskin.

Our Mission: To unite UCLA scholars with forward-looking civic leaders to address the most pressing issues confronting our community, nation and world. 


Our Model: Faculty and staff from a variety of academic disciplines across campus conduct research in partnership with civic leaders who use the knowledge to inform policy and organizational innovations. Civic partners include leaders from government agencies, non-profit organizations, business associations and the community. Click here for a list of civic partners. Click here for Luskin Center's research and publications

The Center is organized around initiatives that seek to conduct and translate world-class research and expertise into real-world policy solutions. Current initiatives are linked by the themes of sustainability, energy and environmental justice. See the side bar for links to our initiative pages.