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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 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.

Transportation Electrification Curriculum Development

As PEVs markets srive to mature with supply chains supporting a larger flow of more advanced PEVs, there remain relatively few educational and vocational programs dedicated to transportation-electrification to address the increasing need for more specialized training.

The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation has teamed up with Edison International, and Southern California Edison to develop a roadmap for the creation of a wide array of fit-for-purpose and supportive curricula. The project aims to help set the direction, acknowledging the different opportunities for four related but distinct educational contexts:

  1. Vocational/technical training
  2. Community-College Transferrable credit and undergraduate general education
  3. Advanced undergraduate or general master's education
  4. Focused graduate education and transportation0electrification-related research programs.

Through the engagement of educational, industry, and other collaborators, the project hopes to develop a multi-phase, multi-stakeholder process of transportation electrification curriculum development for southern California region.

Background information - Publication download (pdf)

Workshop - Presentation download (pdf)