UCLA Luskin Faculty Launches Organization to Fill Research Gap at EPA

New committee of top environmental economists aims to strengthen agency’s ability to assess social costs and...

SMART Parks Toolkit Receives National Award

American Planning Association recognizes UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation for achievement in planning and urban design. A technology guide, compiled by UCLA...

Saving Energy Creates Jobs and Other Benefits for Angelenos

UCLA study assesses economic benefits of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s energy...

Model Metropolis

How one university’s environmental initiative is transforming Los Angeles—and setting the standard for sustainability efforts around the world...

Why Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kevin de León are Teaming Up on Climate

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, is joining forces with an influential Democrat to...

New Utility Model is Impacting How Millions of Americans Get Electricity

UCLA and National Renewable Energy Laboratory release first nationwide study on community...

Kevin de León Joins UCLA Luskin

Former state legislative leader who bolstered California’s role in fighting climate change and building a clean-energy economy will teach public policy...

UCLA Partners with OhmConnect on Electricity Demand Response Study

When and how much electricity is consumed matters for the environment. The electricity you consume...

Gore, DeShazo Share Insights on California’s Climate Leadership

More than 2,200 people eager to learn how to make a difference in the future of the planet came together...

New Grants Totaling $4.1 Million Will Build Climate Resilience

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As part of efforts to further knowledge and action on climate change, the Luskin Center for Innovation...

Supporting Transformative Climate Communities through Evaluation

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The Luskin Center for Innovation is the evaluator for California's new and ambitious Transformative...

Climate Funds Create Jobs

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Luskin Center for Innovation releases study that quantifies statewide employment benefits from billions of dollars in California Climate Investment...

California Entering Decade of Disruption, as Power System Shifts Dramatically

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New report from UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and Next 10 details how Community Choice...

Fighting Drought with Stormwater

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Water-scarce urban areas in California miss out on billions of gallons of fresh water each year  as rain washes into storm drains and out to sea...

Increasing Trust in Tap Water

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In 2012, California became the only state in the nation to legally recognize a Human Right to Water, per Assembly Bill 685. Unfortunately, mistrust of tap...

New Research Quantifies the Benefits of Water Recycling

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As water supplies in California become less reliable due to a shifting climate, pursuing alternatives to...

Hot Weather Affects Brian Function

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Finds Luskin Researcher Featured in Washington Post and NPR Stories: A study by R. Jisung Park, assistant professor of public policy and Luskin Center...

Justice — and Smog Checks — for All

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New study finds that the Tune In & Tune Up smog repair program in the San Joaquin Valley efficiently tackles pollution and poverty...

A Smart Way to Make a SMART Park

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New toolkit produced by the Luskin Center for Innovation provides a guide for making parks more user-friendly and sustainable...

Respect for Nature Is Key to World’s Water Problems, Author Says

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In the face of extreme weather, polluted aquifers, overconsumption and other urgent threats to...

Utility Alternatives Offer New Options for Energy Customers

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New report by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation assesses the options available to Santa Monica...

New Study Addresses Barriers to Electric Vehicle Charging in Multi-unit Dwellings

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Reaching California’s goal of 1.5 million zero emission vehicles by 2025 will require overcoming current...

A New Tool to Help Plan for Expected Growth in Electric Vehicles

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Luskin Center’s Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Atlas informs investments, policies and plans to...

Unlocking Millions of Dollars in State Incentives for Solar Power

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New research by GRID Alternatives and UCLA Luskin Center quantifies the opportunities and potential...

Relocating Bus Stops would Cut Riders’ Pollution Exposure

Moving bus stops away from intersections would substantially reduce the amount of pollution bus...

Lessons Learned from a Concrete River

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Like many Angelenos, you may only be familiar with the Los Angeles River thanks to movies like Grease, in which Danny beats his nemesis in a car chase...

Assessing Trailhead Use in the Santa Monica Mountains

The LA region is home to the nation’s largest urban national park, the Santa Monica Mountains...