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Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Advancing policy, economic, and technological solutions that support sustainable water systems and water use behavior in California.
Supporting the transition to electric-drive, alternative-fuel, and autonomous vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Strengthening state and local governments' capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

About Us

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

The mission of the Luskin Center for Innovation is to unite UCLA scholars with forward-looking civic leaders to address the most pressing issues confronting our community, nation and world. 


Faculty and staff from a variety of academic disciplines across campus conduct research in partnership with civic partners 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. Initiativs are linked by the themes of sustainability, energy and environmental health justice. Current initiatives include:

  1. Sustainable Energy for California
  2. Electric Vehicles & Alternative Fuels
  3. Complete Streets
  4. Smart Water Systems 
  5. Nanotechnology Environmental Health & Safety
  6. Climate Change Planning for Local Governments
  7. Digital Technologies
  8. Business and the Environment