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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.
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.
Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
Special Guest and Moderator:
Mark Gold, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Coastal Center Director, and Adjunct Professor
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability