Stephanie Pincetl

Director and Professor-in-Residence California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

Tel: 310-825-2434


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Dr. Pincetl has a Ph.D from UCLA's former Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning. She has published extensively on issues of environmental policies and regulation. The content of her research is land use, land use change, with a focus on urban environments and the transformation of their natural environments. The theoretical core of her research is environmental politics, policies and governance and specifically, the ways that rules and rulemaking impact the participants in decisionmaking and the content of decisions. Rules can be formal or informal, hard or soft, but they form the boundaries of what is perceived of as possible. Dr. Pincetl has studied land use, infrastructure, and environmental preservation or services. Dr. Pincetl teaches courses on land use and the environment, environmental policies and politics in the US, and sustainable cities. She also teaches in Europe, including the Institut d'Etudes Politiques International Masters of Public Administration in Paris, and has on-going research collaborations with European collaborators. Dr Pincetl has ongoing research funded by the California state Energy Commission developing an urban metabolism framework for state energy analysis, and funded by the National Science Foundation on coupled human natural urban systems.

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