Topic “For Policymakers”

For Policymakers

Civic leaders partner with the Luskin Center to use the center's research to inform policy and organizational innovations. Examples of some of these civic partners are listed below. The second link then provides examples of the decision support tools that the Luskin Center provided for these and other policymakers. Check out our publications page for more information.

Examples of Civic Partners (in alphabetical order):

California Air Resources Board
California Energy Commission
California Department of Toxic Substances Control
California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Collaborative
California Public Utilities Commission
California Water Boards
California Center for Sustainable Energy
Cleantech Los Angeles and Cleantech Incubabor
Edison International
Electric Power Research Institute
Environment Now
Environmental Defense Fund
Global Green
Green Los Angeles Coalition
Los Angeles Business Council
Los Angeles City Government
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Los Angeles Mayor's Office, Sustainabile City pLAn
Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative
Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
National Water Research Insitute
Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter
South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
Southern California Association of Governments
The California Endowment
Trust for Public Land
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Forest Service

Select Resources:

Climate Action Resources for Local Governments, including the Progress Report on Climate Action Planning in Southern California

Renewable Energy Policy Resources for Los Angeles and California, including the Los Angeles Solar Atlas, Best Practices for Designing and Implementing a Feed-in Tariff solar incentive program, and recommendations for Achieving Proposition 39's Clean Energy Promise

Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuels Resources, including the Southern California Plug-In Readiness Plan and Atlas 

For more information, see full list of Initiatives.


Civic leaders partner with the Luskin Center to use the center's research to.
Faculty and staff collaborate with the interdisciplinary Luskin Center.
Students from across UCLA are involved with the Luskin Center's .


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.

Initiative Archives

Progressing health and environmental safety assessment and protection in the field of engineered nanomaterials.
Supporting the dissemination of clean technologies and the greening of other sectors.