Happenings

V. Kelly Turner (assistant professor of urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School) in collaboration with artists, urban planners, climate scholars, community activists and entrepreneurs, unveiled a large blue “eco-mural” in South L.A.  The mural was created with a solar reflective coating that reduces surface temperatures up to 30 percent. The work of art is the first cool pavement project of its kind in the City of Los Angeles and aims to raise awareness about the effects of climate change.

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Professor Yifang Zhu’s Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) research project was profiled in the latest issue of UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s magazine. Zhu, a professor of environmental health sciences at the Fielding School, is researching the air quality benefits expected as Los Angeles County transitions to 100% renewable energy.

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