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Thriving in a Hotter L.A.: Turning Los Angeles into a Global Model for Urban Sustainability

April 22, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn from a panel of UCLA experts about the exciting new campus-wide, interdisciplinary Grand Challenges initiative, whose goal is for the Los Angeles region to use exclusively renewable energy and local water by 2050 while protecting native biodiversity and enhancing our quality of life.

April 22, 2014

De Neve Plaza Room A/B


By 2050, it is estimated that 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities and face many of the same urban environmental concerns currently present in the Los Angeles region: insufficient resources, smog, limited water supplies, traffic congestion, increased heat and rising sea levels.UCLA aims to transform Los Angeles into a global model for melding sustainable urban infrastructure with healthy natural ecosystems.


Hilary Godwin, Ph.D.
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences,
Associate Dean for Academic Programs, School of Public Health
Member, California NanoSystems Institute
Faculty, Molecular Toxicology IDP

Cara Horowitz, J.D.
Andrew Saban Family Foundation Executive Director
Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment;
Co-Director, UCLA Law Environmental Law Clinic

Stephanie Pincetl, Ph.D.
Director and Professor-in-Residence,
California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Aradhna Tripati, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

Special Guest and Moderator:

Mark GoldPh.D.
Associate Director, Coastal Center Director, and Adjunct Professor
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability



April 22, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


De Neve Plaza Room A/B