The California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA created the California Sustainability Research Hub to increase access to California’s funded sustainable communities research and identify future areas of research needed to meet the State’s environmental goals. The CCSC at UCLA collected and analyzed over 800 reports funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
The California Sustainability Research Project has four components:
- An interactive CA Sustainability Research Hub website
- A report on Gaps in research on sustainability related issues
- A Synthesis Report of existing sustainable communities research findings, and
- Two additional research reports contributing knowledge to the State’s environmental goals and policies
The CA Sustainability Research Hub allows navigation through State-funded sustainable communities research that has been conducted since 2000. Over 800 reports on the CA Sustainability Research Hub can be accessed by year, funding agency, the sustainability research topic, or any combination of these categories. In addition to the search function, CCSC at UCLA has also created a brief summary of each report that is displayed in the results section. This enables users to further decide the relevance of a report to their search.
Gaps Analysis Report Findings
The Gaps Analysis Report provides a detailed description of further research that is needed for state agencies and policy-makers to better advance sustainability goals set out by California.
The report identifies three specific fields of research that need more careful research (gaps in existing research): housing (including zero net energy homes), transportation and energy systems management, and institutional structure. The report will be available on the CA Sustainability Research Hub website.
Project’s Intended Audience
Local, regional, and state stakeholders, policy-makers, researchers, funding agencies.
The CA Sustainability Research Hub allows navigation through State-funded sustainable communities research that has been conducted since 2000. View the Info Hub Fact Sheet to learn more about this project.