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December 05, 2013
J.R. DeShazo, director of the Luskin Center, was a featured presenter at the 2013 Clarke Prize Conference and Award Ceremony in November, in which leading-edge researchers and practitioners from various fields in the water industry convened on the topic of "Urban Water Sustainability." The conference was hosted by the National Water Resource Institute.
December 05, 2013
As featured in a recent story on KCRW-89.9 FM's "Which Way, LA?," Professor Yoram Cohen and doctoral student Zita Yu, along with colleagues including Professor Michael Stenstrom, developed a low-cost technology that turns graywater waste into a residential resource. Named the Gray2Blue Mobile Wetland System, the technology has been at use in a home in West Los Angeles as part of a demonstration project supported by the Luskin Center.

November

November 18, 2013
The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation hosted a panel discussion on November 5, exploring the concept of content ownership in the digital age. This second event of the Public Policy for Innovation in the Digital Age series featured representatives from the Digital Media Association (DiMA), Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MS&K), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the UCLA Library.
November 08, 2013
The Second Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference took place at Santa Barbara on Sunday, November 3 to Tuesday, November 5. The conference brought together experts on the subject of nanotechnology and sustainability to address life cycle assessment, green synthesis, green energy, industrial partnerships, environmental health and safety, and the overall sustainability of engineered nanomaterial.

October

October 16, 2013
Original post from: UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs- Public Policy News Item
October 01, 2013
LOS ANGELES, October 1, 2012 — Businesses along the June 2013 CicLAvia route experienced a 10 percent bump in sales on the day of the event, a new study from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has found. The increase was greater among those businesses that engaged with CicLAvia participants such as with a vending table or music. “Active participant” businesses saw their sales increase 57 percent according to the study, with sales revenue increases of $1,356 on average compared to $407 on average for all businesses.