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California Needs a People-Focused and Equity-Driven Approach to Address Extreme Heat

New research aims to further inform the state’s heat planning, legislative and budget decisions

UCLA Study Offers Strategy for Freeway Congestion Pricing That Reduces Burden on Low-income Residents

UCLA transportation experts outline ways that California could implement congestion pricing while minimizing the financial burden on low-income residents.
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Uncovering the Perils of Plastics

New analysis provides a comprehensive account of the health, economic and environmental harms associated with plastics.

Insights From an Environmental Pioneer

Mary Nichols, longtime champion of emission regulation in California, offers a roadmap toward a cleaner transportation future at a UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Lecture.
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Meet Rae Spriggs, Our Climate Action Research Manager

Join us in welcoming Rae to the Luskin Center for Innovation team!

Who Is Making Decisions About Your Tap Water?

To address the pervasive lack of transparency in water governance, we launched the Los Angeles County Water Governance Mapping Tool.

New Solutions-Focused Lab Aims to Further Advance Access to Affordable, Safe Water

UCLA’s Human Right to Water Solutions Lab expands research across the country to support policy, advocacy and civic leadership.

More Nuance Is Needed to Accurately Measure Extreme Heat in Cities

A research team led by V. Kelly Turner calls for more comprehensive urban heat data — an essential element of any strategy to cool cities down.

Join Our Team! We’re Hiring a Manager of Climate Action Research

We’re hiring a proactive, collaborative leader to facilitate climate action research and amplify its impact.

How Can California Protect Its Water Supply From Wildfire?

Stakeholders from across disciplines and institutions offer recommendations to ensure safe, reliable water supply amid a growing wildfire threat.