Archive Tag: External Coverage

In the traveling exhibition “Send Silence Packing,” backpacks represent the more than 1,000 college students who commit suicide each year.
Credit Austin Bachand/Daily News Record, via Associated Press

The New York Times featured the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge in an article highlighting how different colleges are proactively addressing depression on campus. The article mentions Michelle Craske, Depression Grand Challenge Executive Committee member, along with current progress in the iCBT Student Study and plans for the “100K study” – the 10-year study that will monitor 100,000 people with the Read more

A view of UCLA to Los Angeles City Hall.
Photo Credit: Nurit Katz

On Friday, April 28, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block convened the newly formed L.A. Sustainability Leadership Council.  This council demonstrates the partnership between the City of Los Angeles and UCLA to advance sustainability goals for the region, as outlined in the Sustainable City pLAn and the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Five-Year Work Plan. Members of this new Leadership Council include prominent business, academic, and Read more

A vision of an augmented Century City, transformed into a second downtown.
A vision of an augmented Century City, transformed into a second downtown.
(Shareefa Abdulsalam and Niketa Sondhi / Now Institute)

Thom Mayne of the Now Institute—an urban research center at UCLA—proposes a plan for how Los Angeles might accommodate population growth and adapt to a changing climate by the year 2050.

Source: Adding 1 million people along the Wilshire corridor could help L.A. create a sustainable city Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov 2016

Additional coverage about The Now Institute and Sustainable LA Grand Challenge’s vision of a future Los Angeles:

Re-envisioning Wilshire Boulevard for a more populous and sustainable future for L.A. UCLA Newsroom, 14 Nov 2016

The Now Institute and Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Launch Visions for a Sustainable LA Sustainable LA, 24 Oct 2016

 

Traffic backs up along 5th Street in downtown Los Angeles on June 29.
Traffic backs up along 5th Street in downtown Los Angeles on June 29.
(Los Angeles Times)

In an opinion piece, Ethan Elkind (Director of UCLA’s Climate Change and Business Program) expresses his concern that Measure M—which would use a sales tax increase to help fund transportation expansion and improvement throughout Los Angeles—is deepening divides between L.A. communities. “L.A.’s success as a metropolis lives and dies by its ability to function as a whole, rather than a collection of isolated, feuding cities,” he writes.

Read more at Los Angeles Times

This Oct. 14, 2016 staff photo shows a solar panel array on top of a Port of Long Beach building that is part of a trial energy project.
This Oct. 14, 2016 staff photo shows a solar panel array on top of a Port of Long Beach building that is part of a trial energy project.
Photo by Brad Graverson/Torrance Daily Breeze/SCNG

Long Beach port and the Port of Los Angeles are undertaking new efforts to become greener and cleaner. The move at the twin ports was prompted by Governor Jerry Brown’s environmental greenhouse gas regulations. The ports hope to create a stand-alone, zero-emission energy source to power their activities. Colleen Callahan, deputy director of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, identifies the work being done at the ports as groundbreaking. “Other ports will be watching what is done here,” she notes.

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