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Initiatives

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 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing local economic, environmental, and public health 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 efforts to create environmentally sustainable and healthy communitiesThe Luskin Center’s Urban Greening Initiative has grown from its original focus on complete, living streets that safely accomodate all users and provide environmental, economic and social benefits.

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