Topic “Digital Technologies”

Digital Technologies

Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.

This initiative examines the complex policy and legal questions raised by rapidly evolving digital technologies. Plummeting storage and communications costs, increasingly capable mobile devices, and the growth of the cloud are making anytime, anywhere access to information a reality for billions of people around the world. In addition to providing innumerable benefits, these changes are raising new challenges impacting privacy, the role of digital media, cybersecurity, intellectual property, and many other areas. Researchers at the Luskin Center are helping to develop national and international policy frameworks that are better matched to current and emerging digital technologies.

Initiatives

Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Advancing policy, economic, and technological solutions that support sustainable water systems in California.
Progressing health and environmental safety assessment and protection in the field of engineered nanomaterials.
Supporting the transition to electric-drive and alternative-fuel vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Paving the way for complete, living streets that create vibrant, productive and sustainable communities.
Strengthening state and local governments' capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.
Supporting the dissemination of clean technologies and the greening of other sectors.