Archive Tag: Ecosystem Health

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.

A team of UCLA and University of Southern California (USC) researchers have mapped light pollution conditions at hundreds of locations along the Southern California coast. Their findings will help inform decision-making for future infrastructure and development plans. Light pollution disrupts mating, feeding and sleeping patterns in humans and many species native to Southern California coastlines.

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