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September

September 12, 2016
By George FoulshamIf you’re looking for an example of what communities can do to take advantage of the land that adjoins the Los Angeles River, look no further than Marsh Park — 3.9 acres of greenway in the Elysian Valley neighborhood of Los Angeles, not far from downtown.

June

June 07, 2016
Carbon Upcycling, an interdisciplinary team from UCLA, today announced its official entry into the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. Carbon Upcycling, headquartered in Los Angeles with 13 team members, is among a growing number of teams from around the world vying for a share of the $20-million prize purse.

May

May 31, 2016
By George FoulshamSarah Godoy realized that she wanted to devote her life to fighting human trafficking when, during a trip to India, she overheard a pimp speaking to a 10-year-old girl. The pimp was questioning where another girl, a 5-year-old, had gone and when she would return to the brothel.
May 26, 2016
In recent years, momentum has grown significantly around visions for a complete, comprehensive and accessible Los Angeles River greenway. This would include a network along the entire 51 River miles of pathways and bridges for walking, biking, and equestrian use; adjacent parks and other green spaces; and neighborhood access points.
May 19, 2016
The Luskin Center has released a draft of "Creating a Los Angeles River Greenway: Stories and Guidance." This Guide will be featured at the Luskin Center hosted LA River Greenway summit on May 20. This event promises to bring together hundreds of leaders interested in ensuring a more complete and equitable LA River greenway. The Luskin Center invites event participants and others to review the draft text for accuracy before it is finalized at the end of May. Then the Guide will be designed and layed out with photos, maps, and more.  
May 13, 2016
by David Colgan, Director of Communications, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., automobile and sustainability experts will join forces for an event that explores the past, present and future of cars and transportation. With audience participation, a panel will discuss how people move around in a society that increasingly values green technology.
May 09, 2016
When we turn on the tap or open a plastic bottle, we might not give a second thought to where our drinking water comes from. But how it gets from the ground to the glass is far more complex than we might think, and reflects a series of technological innovations, environmental policy and political machinations.

April

April 01, 2016
By George FoulshamLow-income Californians feel the pinch when gasoline, electricity and natural gas prices increase. And it’s logical to think that the state’s Cap-and-Trade program might add to those expenses. But this program is generating billions of dollars to provide an array of benefits to Californians, especially those living in disadvantaged communities.

March

March 02, 2016
By George FoulshamThe importance of quality mentorships is one of eight key recommendations in a new Luskin Center for Innovation report about strategies for increasing diversity and retaining women in high-tech careers.The Luskin Center report, “What Are We Missing? Rethinking Public, Private and Nonprofit Strategies to Advance Women in Technology,” is a compilation of feedback from those who attended the April 2015 Women in Tech conference at UCLA and a review of salient literature. The Luskin Center is part of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

January

January 27, 2016
Anyone who has driven around Los Angeles knows that searching for an open parking space in an unfamiliar area is a free-for-all—a competitive sport—with arbitrary winners and losers. Historically, cities have done little to actively manage parking and thus rationalize the supply and demand for space. Instead, cities have maintained policies where drivers have benefited from having free or low-cost parking, while an oversupply of parking has effectively made pedestrians and transit-riders bear the costs of traversing sprawling urban areas.