Archive Tag: Transportation

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.

California’s agreement with automakers shows state’s influence: UCLA Law’s Julia Stein

Julia Stein (project director for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law) was quoted in CalMatters about the finalization of a deal between five automakers and California’s clean air enforcers to curb car emissions. The car companies agreed to meet California’s requirements for car and pickup truck emissions nationwide, rather than follow the looser federal standards. 

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