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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.
Supporting efforts to create environmentally sustainable and healthy communitiesThe Luskin Center’s Urban Greening Initiative has grown from its original focus on complete streets.
Strengthening state and local governments' capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

From the Director

Welcome to the Web pages of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation.

The Luskin Center unites the intellectual capital of UCLA with forward-looking civic leaders to address the most pressing issues confronting our community, nation, and world.  We partner with leaders from the public, private, and civil society sectors to advance environmental sustainability in Los Angeles through a mixture of scholarship, research, and community engagement.

We invite you to join us in this important work.

J.R. DeShazo
Director and Luskin Scholar
Professor of Public Policy