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UCLA research reveals successful model to build and renovate multibenefit parks in underserved communities

The Link initiative piloted in Los Angeles County demonstrates value of collaborative, community-driven parks building model

Luskin and partners awarded $4 million to assess California’s aging wastewater infrastructure

This first-of-its-kind study will inform policy and investment with a focus on providing equitable sanitation services

Innovative partnerships support equitable access to shared bikes, scooters, and other micromobility vehicles

UCLA researchers offer actionable steps to expand affordable micromobility options and improve infrastructure in mobility-disadvantaged communities

New community-based outreach campaign responds to range of EV adoption barriers

Luskin researchers document lessons on how to improve equitable access to clean vehicles for underserved households

Investments facilitate community-led climate action

New progress reports from UCLA show how the Transformative Climate Communities program deepens capacity in California communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis

Welcome to our new project director, Rachel Connolly

The Luskin Center for Innovation is excited to welcome Rachel Connolly as our new project director for air quality and environmental equity research.

Shining a light on hidden corners of environmental injustice

Catherine Coleman Flowers fights for the health and dignity of rural communities where water and sanitation systems are failing
An example of courtyard shade and a nature-based outdoor learning environment at Esperanza Elementary School, Los Angeles.V. Kelly Turner / Luskin Center for Innovation

California’s K-12 education system is under-prepared for rising temperatures

Heat makes it harder for students to learn and for teachers to teach. Previous research supported by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation quantified how these effects exacerbate educational and racial inequalities.

New roadmap sets forth path toward comprehensively assessing the nation’s drinking water quality for the first time

UCLA Luskin researchers and Rural Community Assistance Partnership Incorporated plan to implement the recommendations over the next five years

Welcome to our new climate action researcher, Samantha Astudillo

Learn more about our newest team member and her research