Archive Tag: Climate Change

Sandpit 2020 Update: We have a winner!

The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) Sandpit 2020 came to a conclusion on December 7, 2020, when eight UCLA research dream teams pitched their big ideas for solving urban sustainability problems in the Los Angeles region. After careful deliberation, a winner has emerged: Heat Resilient LA.

Congratulations to Heat Resilient LA and all the teams who shared their vision for a more sustainable, equitable, and livable Los Angeles. Although the competition is over, the journey is just beginning: Heat Resilient LA will put their research plan into action, and the other seven teams will work with SLA GC to further develop their ideas and make them a reality. Stay tuned for further updates on this innovative and game-changing work.

Learn more about the winning team and their project in today’s UCLA Newsroom release.

UCLA’s Greg Pierce quoted in AFP/France 24 story about risks of living in wildfire-prone areas

Greg Pierce, associate director of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and a professor of urban planning, is quoted in an AFP/France 24 story about the concerns of communities located in wildfire-prone areas of the U.S. West Coast.  Pierce said that evicting people from is a last resort for residents and policymakers. “But for some communities, it’s the only answer for survival,” he said.

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UCLA Fielding School of Health creates new research center to address public health effects of climate change

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has created the UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions to address the health effects of climate change. UCLA C-Solutions will collaborate with Los Angeles community members and elected officials to advance research-based strategies to strengthen communities’ climate resilience and slow the harmful health impacts of climate change. 

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