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“Sustaining the environment is the greatest inheritance one can leave to children, and the most enduring gift to the community and nation.” -Meyer Luskin, the benefactor and visionary behind the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation.
The mission of the Luskin Center for Innovation is to unite the intellectual capital of UCLA 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 translate world-class research and expertise into real-world policy solutions. As such, faculty and staff from a variety of academic disciplines across campus conduct research initiatives in partnership with civic leaders who use the research to inform policy and organizational innovations. Civic partners include leaders from government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses and the community. Initiatives are linked by the theme of environment, energy, and sustainability.