UCLA has launched the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, an ambitious project that will address Los Angeles’ history of air pollution, troubled transportation systems, loss of wildlife habitat and unsustainable water and electricity demands. By developing a plan with a 37-year vision, UCLA is addressing one of the biggest challenges policymakers face: how to deal with the exigencies of today while thinking about the long-term needs of tomorrow.
Source: UCLA project to study shifting L.A. to local resources The Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2013
Additional coverage about the launch of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge:
Rising to the Challenge Center for American Progress American Progress, 7 Nov. 2014
How to Thrive in a Hotter Los Angeles Huffington Post, 15 Nov. 2014