UCLA’s primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance.
cityLAb, For the past 10 years, cityLAb-UCLA has been at the center of innovative thought about the architecture of the city. By bringing together research and design, and through collaborations between the university, the architectural profession, citizens, and municipalities, cityLAb models a new form of practice–one that seeks prototypical projects where design can be leveraged to open new possibilities for the urban fabric of Southern California and beyond.
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, The Institute moves science to action on the front lines of environmental progress. using Los Angeles and California as a testbed, IoES promises solutions for the broader world–and our commitment to communications makes sure our ideas are heard.
Luskin Center for Innovation, The mission of the center is to unite UCLA scholars with forward-looking civic leaders to address the most pressing issues confronting our community, nation and world. The center is organized around initiatives that seek to conduct and translate world-class research and expertise into real-world policy solutions. Current initiatives are linked by the themes of sustainability, energy and environmental justice.
Department of Architecture and Urban Design
Eui-Sung Yi, Director (The NOW Institute); Principal (Morphosis Architects); Adjunct Associate Professor (USC)
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Lawren Sack, Professor
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Allison Carruth, Associate Professor (Dept. of English, Institute for Society and Genetics)
Felicia Federico, Professor; Executive Director (California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA)
Mark Gold, Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability
Ursula K. Heise, Professor (Dept. of English)