Credit: UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate

Saving the world, one building at a time

Resiliency for the built environment was the focus of a forum hosted by the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and the Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge and cosponsored by the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability’s Corporate Partners Program

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IoES Professor Appointed as L.A. County Regional Planning Commissioner

Dr. Stephanie Pincetl has been selected to the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Supervisor Kuehl was recently elected to represent the Third District in Los Angeles County, a region of two million constituents and 431 square miles.

Photo Credit: Zócalo Public Square

In L.A., Brown Is Beautiful Again

For 100 Years, Humans Made Southern California Green. Now, the Drought Is Returning Our Landscape to Its Rightful Color Palette

Watered sidewalk. Photo by  Anika Malone via Flickr

What L.A. can do to prepare for a drier future

The LA Times featured an op-ed co-written by Stephanie Pincetl, director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA, about instituting residential water meters to monitor indoor and outdoor usage.



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Legislators tap expertise of graduate students

Several UC graduate students, including two from UCLA, had the opportunity recently to share their expertise with California lawmakers on key policy issues — such as conservation and energy use.


Raising the energy data curtain

California Current reported on the California Center for Sustainable Communities created interactive map of energy usage for the City of Los Angeles.