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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:30 - 7:30pm
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Women & Philanthropy at UCLA invite you to an exclusive event…

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

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.

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.


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


Tuesday, April 22, 2014   –   5:30 – 7:30pm
De Neve Plaza Room A/B

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