maps from new UCLA Luskin Center report highlight supply threats (Los Angeles,
CA) Despite the importance of potable water to the quality of
life, economy, and ecosystems in Los Angeles County, surprisingly little is
known about the 228 government and private entities that deliver water, and how
vulnerable or resilient they are to withstanding pressures from droughts and
climate change. A new study by the UCLA Luskin Center fills this gap and finds
that 75% of community drinking water systems in L.A.
J.R. DeShazo, director of the Luskin Center, is interviewed on CNBC about market strategies that could reduce the economic impact of the California drought and foster a more resilient and efficient water system of the future: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000373744http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000373744
California – April 20, 2015 – The
Conference to Advance Women in Technology, titled “What are We Missing?
Rethinking Strategies to Advance Women in Technology,” will take place on April
30, 2015 at UCLA Carnesale Commons from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. It is open to women
and men who want to be part of solutions to create tech workplaces that foster
diversity, inclusion and innovation.
Urban alleys are largely understudied and underutilized but this
is starting to change. Los Angeles and other cities across the U.S. are
transforming alleys into multi-purpose community assets. How can communities
green and revitalize their alleys?
One of the most significant events in the arena of climate justice took place when California’s Senate Bill 535 (SB 535) was signed into law, stated Charles Lee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and one of the nation’s most prominent leaders on environmental justice. SB 535 mandates that at least 25% of the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund investments go to projects that benefit disadvantaged communities.
California State Senators and Governor Jerry Brown gathered
in Sacramento this week for the annual Democratic Senate policy retreat to
discuss issues of statewide and national importance. J.R. DeShazo, director of
the Luskin Center, briefed them on the economic benefits of California’s climate
portfolio. The focus of his talk was the tremendous opportunity to build
prosperous, healthy and livable communities through the State’s new Greenhouse
Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF).
The Luskin Center teamed with Edison International and Southern California Edison to develop a roadmap for the creation of a wide array of curricula to train the workforce required to meet the demands of transportation electrification.
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation has a awarded a grant of approximately $80,000 to the Luskin Center to develop a “how-to” manual for community-driven greenway
projects along the Los Angeles River.