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2023 Impact Report: Our New Era of Shaping Effective and Equitable Environmental Policy Solutions

A brief, interactive summary of select environmental policy impacts in 2023

December 2023


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Link: A Model for Community-driven Park Planning

Facilitating Robust Engagement in Underserved Areas of Los Angeles County

Author: Jon Christensen

July 2023


Turning Down the Heat

Addressing Heat Inequities of Frontline Communities in Los Angeles

Authors: Hana Abdelatty, Dimitri English, Adan Garcia, Selena Melgoza and Austin Mendoza (Master in Public Policy students, with support from the Luskin Center for Innovation)

July 2023


Residents vote at a TCC community meeting in Fresno, CA—one of the first grantee communities.California Strategic Growth Council, 2023

Pathways to Advance Equity in Federal Programs

Opportunities for Integrating California’s Strategies for Equitable Climate Investments

Authors: Lindsey Cain, Lauren Dunlap, Maya Gutierrez, Sonia Zamora, and Lana Zimmerman
(Master of Public Policy students, with support from the Luskin Center for Innovation)

June 2023


Identifying and Addressing Heat Inequities in the City of Los Angeles

A study for the LA City Climate Emergency Mobilization Office (CEMO)

Authors: Diana Alcocer, Mariana Estrada, Michelle Gallarza, Amanda Gormsen, George Karam, Abigail Koshollek, Nicole Matteson, Miguel Miguel, Jose Negrete, Corinne Odom, Emma Ramirez, Seth Reichert, Tiffany Rivera
(Master of Urban and Regional Planning students, advised by Gregory Pierce and Ruth Engel of the Luskin Center for Innovation)

June 2023


Beyond Incentives: Lessons from a Community Outreach Campaign Supporting Electric Vehicle Purchase Uptake

Lessons from a Community Outreach Campaign Supporting Electric Vehicle Purchase Uptake

Authors: Rachel Connolly, Gregory Pierce, and Bo Liu

June 2023


Green Together

2023 Progress Report on Implementation of the Transformative Climate Communities Program Grant

Authors: V. Kelly Turner, Elena Hernández, Jason Karpman, Samantha Astudillo, Lauren Dunlap, and Bo Liu

May 2023


Ontario Together

2023 Progress Report on Implementation of the Transformative Climate Communities Program Grant

Authors: V. Kelly Turner, Samantha Astudillo, Jason Karpman, Elena Hernández, Lauren Dunlap, and Bo Liu


Watts Rising

2023 Progress Report on Implementation of the Transformative Climate Communities Program Grant

Authors: V. Kelly Turner, Elena Hernández, Jason Karpman, Samantha Astudillo, Lauren Dunlap, and Bo Liu


Stockton Rising

2023 Progress Report on Implementation of the Transformative Climate Communities Program Grant

Authors: V. Kelly Turner, Jason Karpman, Elena Hernandez, Samantha Astudillo, Lauren Dunlap, and Bo Liu