Three foundations are supporting the Luskin Center's development and use of the Los Angeles River Greenway Toolkit. The Luskin Center received core project funding (approximately $80,000) from the The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation in late 2014 and more recently, the center received two additional funding sources. The David Bohnett Foundation awarded a $40,000 grant, and The California Endowment provided a gift of $25,000 that can support technical assistance for grassroots projects along the LA River.
The Luskin Center for Innovation’s new report Guide to
Design Decisions for Utility-Sponsored Community Solar surveys community solar
programs from across the country, and provides readers a decision-making
resource to better understand the choices that go in to designing a community
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.