The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge is fundamentally changing Los Angeles. As outlined in the Five-Year Work Plan, UCLA faculty, researchers, students, and collaborators are pursuing innovative research projects critical to charting a pathway for Los Angeles County to achieve the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge goals by 2050. These foundational projects are grouped into three topic categories: Energy, Water, and Ecosystem Health. This research is already informing policy decisions in the region, and will form the basis for a comprehensive Implementation Plan that UCLA will develop in collaboration with key partners and stakeholders by 2020.
The Sustainable LA Research Portal provides a detailed look at UCLA's cutting-edge research from across campus that is focused on transforming Los Angeles County to the first sustainable megacity. We invite you to peruse the projects and to take advantage of the search functionalities for a more refined exploration.