UCLA awarded $3M to train students on sustainable food, energy and water management

August 4, 2017
The ongoing global trend of migration into large cities will only heighten the need for urban planning focused on sustainability.
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UCLA will receive $3 million over the next five-years from the National Science Foundation’s NSF Research Traineeship to launch a program that will educate graduate students on sustainable supplies of food, energy, and water to growing urban centers under the pressure of global climate change. Understanding the food, energy, water nexus in conjunction with complex regional socioeconomic and urban planning challenges is an important step towards achieving a sustainable LA.

Led by Laurent Pilon, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, the interdisciplinary program will draw from expertise across the university’s rich landscape, which includes the California NanoSystems Institute, the Graduate Division, the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, UCLA Extension, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Fielding School of Public Health.

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