Written by Bill Kisliuk, UCLA Newsroom "A rolling water treatment plant designed
by UCLA researchers made a pit stop on campus this week before heading
north to the San Joaquin Valley, where it will help address California’s
inadequate water supply.
LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A significantly expanded commercial rooftop solar program in Los Angeles would create thousands of new jobs and spur hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment, with particular benefit to residents living in traditionally underserved neighborhoods in Los Angeles, according to a joint UCLA/USC study conducted on behalf of the Los Angeles Business Council Institute.
UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation hosted a panel discussion on April 1 titled, Public Policy for Innovation in the
Digital Age: Creating a Digitally Fluent Workforce. Educators, technology
policy experts, researchers, students and professors attended this fifth event
of the Public Policy for Innovation in
the Digital Age series,
which featured speakers from Google, Microsoft, The Los Angeles Unified School
District (LAUSD) and the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information
In mid-March, the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation attended
the Plenary Meeting of the California Urban Water Conservation Council
(Council) to accept membership in the Council of over 400 urban water
suppliers, environmental advocacy organizations, and water policy researchers.
Formed in 1991, this collaborative forum brings together urban water suppliers,
the water policy community, and environmental advocates to advance water
conservation throughout the state.
The UCLA Luskin Center and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) released new maps as part of the Los Angeles Solar and Efficiency Report (LASER) tool designed to help local leaders identify opportunities to invest in clean energy jobs and strengthen climate resiliency in vulnerable communities.
The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
will bring together leaders in government, nonprofits, academia and industry
March 21 for a workshop designed to help disadvantaged communities take a
leading role in fighting climate change.