Meet the Author:
Stephanie Pincetl,  Los Angeles

Search by Author
Select Author
Search by Month
Search by Tag
Search by Category
  • Adrian Benepe
  • Adrina Bardekjian
  • Alberto Tacón
  • Alexandre Guertin
  • Alex Kudryavtsev
  • Amy Hahs
  • Ana Faggi
  • Andréa Albuquerque G. Redondo
  • Andre Mader
  • Andrés Flajszer
  • Andrew Grant
  • Andrew Rudd
  • Anjali Mahendra
  • Anna Bubnova
  • Antoine Faye
  • Barbara Deutsch
  • Ben Bradlow
  • Benjamin Swett
  • Bill Sherwonit
  • Bob Sallinger
  • Bongani Mnisi
  • Bradley Rink
  • Bram Gunther
  • Brian McGrath
  • Bryce DuBois
  • Buyana Kareem
  • Camilo Ordoñez
  • Candice Russell
  • Caragh Threlfall
  • Catherine Sutherland
  • Cecilia Herzog
  • Cezar Busatto
  • Chan-Won Lee
  • Joana Chan & Bryce DuBois
  • Chankook Kim
  • Charlie Nilon
  • Chris Ives
  • Chris Jordan
  • Chris Payne
  • Claire Robinson
  • Claire Weisz
  • Colin Meurk
  • Daniel Feinberg
  • Dan Lewis
  • Daniel Zarrilli
  • Darlene Wolnik
  • David Burg
  • David Dixon
  • David Goode
  • David Maddox
  • Deborah Lev
  • Denise Ford
  • Diana Wiesner
  • Diego Borrero
  • Divya Gopal
  • Doreen Adengo
  • Dusty Gedge
  • Elisabeth Peyroux
  • Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
  • Elliott Maltby
  • Emilio Fantin
  • Eric Sanderson
  • Erika Svendsen
  • Fengping Yang
  • Francois Mancebo
  • Franco Montalto
  • Gareth Haysom
  • Gavin Van Horn
  • Genie Birch
  • Geoffrey Davison
  • Georgina Avlonitis
  • Glen Hyman
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Glenn Stewart
  • Harini Nagendra
  • Haripriya Gundimeda
  • Henk Ovink
  • Henrique Mercer
  • Herbert Dreiseitl
  • Hita Unnikrishnan
  • Irene Guida
  • Jack Maher
  • James Steenberg
  • Janice Astbury
  • Jayne Engle
  • Jay Valgora
  • Jenga Mwendo
  • Jennifer Adams
  • Jennifer Baljko
  • Jimena Martignoni
  • Jim Labbe
  • Joe Lobko
  • Johan Enqvist
  • John Hartig
  • John Kostyack
  • John Marzluff
  • Jonathan Craik
  • Jonathan Stenvall
  • Jose Puppim
  • Joshua Burch
  • Juana Mariño
  • Judy Li
  • Jürgen Breuste
  • Julian Goh
  • Julie Goodness
  • Kaitlin Lovell
  • Karen Seto
  • Kate Pallett
  • Katharine Burgess
  • Kathleen Wolf
  • Kathryn Campbell
  • Kathryn Lwin
  • Katie Holzer
  • Kaveh Samiei
  • Keitaro Ito
  • Keith Bowers
  • Keith Tidball
  • Kelly Brenner
  • Ken Smith
  • Keren Bolter
  • Lance Gunderson
  • Laura Shillington
  • Lena Chan
  • Lesley Lokko
  • Leslie Vorraber
  • Lindsay Campbell
  • Lisa Terreni
  • Lloyd Godman
  • Lorena Zárate
  • Lorenza Perelli
  • Lorenzo Chelleri
  • Luciana Nery
  • Luke Drake
  • Luke Engleback
  • Lynn Wilson
  • Madhumitha Jaganmohan
  • Madhusudan Katti
  • Mara Gittleman
  • Marcus Hedblom
  • Maria E Ignatieva
  • Marianne Krasny
  • Maria Tengö
  • Marielle Anzelone
  • Marina Alberti
  • Marit Larson
  • Mark Davis
  • Mark Hostetler
  • Mark McDonnell
  • Mark Norman
  • Mårten Wallberg
  • Martha Fajardo
  • Maruxa Cardama
  • Mary Miss
  • Mary Rowe
  • Mary Wyatt
  • Matt Palmer
  • Maxime Zucca
  • Meredith Dobbie
  • Mickey Fearn
  • Miguel Luna
  • Mike Feller
  • Mike Houck
  • Mike Wells
  • Mike Wetter
  • Mitchell Chester
  • Monika Lawrence
  • Naomi Tsur
  • Nate Gabriel
  • Na Xiu
  • Nette Compton
  • Nik Luka
  • Noboru Kawashima
  • Noel Hefele
  • Norbert Mueller
  • Oliver Hillel
  • Pakamas Thinphanga
  • Patricia Holly
  • Patrick Lydon
  • Paula Villagra
  • Paul Downton
  • Pauline Bullen
  • Paul White
  • Pedro Camarena
  • Pepe Marcos-Iga
  • Per Berg
  • Peter Werner
  • Philip Silva
  • Pierre-André Martin
  • Pippin Anderson
  • PK Das
  • Radhika Khosla
  • Rebecca Bratspies
  • Richard Friend
  • Richard Scott
  • Robert Morris-Nunn
  • Robin Lasser
  • Rob McInnes
  • Rob Pirani
  • Roland Lewis
  • Russell Galt
  • Sadia Butt
  • Sebastian Miguel
  • Shawn Van Sluys
  • Shuaib Lwasa
  • Soul Shava
  • Stephanie Britton
  • Stephanie Pincetl
  • Stephanie Radok
  • Steven Handel
  • Steve Whitney
  • Susannah Drake
  • Taida Garibovic
  • Taylor Britt
  • Ted Trzyna
  • Thomas Elmqvist
  • Tim Beatley
  • Tim Collins
  • Timon McPhearson
  • Tischa Muñoz-Erickson
  • Toby Query
  • Todd Lester
  • Tom Henfrey
  • Toni Pujol
  • Tori Kjer
  • Victoria Marshall
  • Paula Villagra & Carmen Silva
  • Vin Cipolla
  • Viviana Figueroa
  • Shubhalaxmi Vaylure
  • Whitney Hopkins
  • Will Allen
  • William Dunbar
  • Pengfei Xie
  • Yolanda van Heezik
  • Yunus Arikan
  • Yvonne Lynch
  • Stephanie Pincetl

    Stephanie Pincetl

    Director UCLA Center for Sustainable Urban Systems Los Angeles, CA Dr. Stephanie Pincetl is Adjunct professor and Director of the U.C. campus-wide Center for Sustainable Communities at the UCLA Institute of the Environment. Pincetl conducts research on environmental policies and governance and enjoys bringing together interdisciplinary teams of researchers across the biophysical and engineering sciences with the social sciences to address problems of complex urban systems and environmental management. Pincetl has written extensively about land use in California, environmental justice, habitat conservation efforts, urban ecology, water and energy policy. You can find more about her academic work at: http://www.environment.ucla.edu/ucpe/pincetl.asp. She is an avid gardener, a devotee of the Sunday Hollywood Farmer’s Market, and loves to cook and have friends over for dinner.

    December 17, 2014
    IMG_0447

    We are not in the Age of Aquarius that had brought—to some of us—radical hope about societal change and a turn toward ecology, steady state growth, and different GDP metrics, including happiness. The age was about love, unity, integrity, sympathy, harmony, understanding and trust. The Age of Aquarius was about doing things differently, building the … Continue reading Magical Thinking in the Age of Green

    May 18, 2014
    L1040254

    My view of nature in the city is often informed by my own experiences in my part of the world: Los Angeles, California.  About 5 years ago I was given a Palo Verde tree which my husband and I planted in a strategic location to provide shade and beauty in the back of our four … Continue reading The Palo Verde in My Backyard

    November 26, 2013
    The ExUrban hills outside Los Angeles. Photo: Stephanie Pincetl

    While we have been focused on the nature of cities in cities and its sublime paradoxes, one could perhaps also enlarge the city nature question to reflect on the gradual urbanization of planet Earth.  Whether it is global appropriation of Earth resources by humans — human activities now appropriate nearly one-third to one-half of global … Continue reading The Ironic “Nature” of ExUrbia

    June 19, 2013
    Photo: Stephanie Pincetl

    Vroom, buzz, roar, hum, zzzz, whine, chuffa-chuffa, whir, putt-putt, growl and shriek. Acrid, penetrating, sweet, stomach turning, smokey, arresting. These are the sounds and smells of machines, the machines that fueled by petroleum and are ubiquitous in the urban landscape, seemingly indispensible and unavoidable to the maintenance of urban ecosystem services.  The smallest patches of … Continue reading The Sounds and Smells…and Costs…of Urban Ecosystem Servicing

    December 12, 2012
    CopperMine

    It is interesting that we think of nature in cities only as fauna and flora.  Mineral nature—the rocks and inert resources—is the stage on which living nature is set.  In cities, this means that the embedded nature all around us, that has been extracted from the Earth like the processed aggregate that we use to … Continue reading The Invisible Urban Nature All Around Us: Beyond Green to Include the Built Infrastructure

    June 18, 2012
    LAVeg

    This winter I had occasion to spend a few days in the city of Albuquerque, where it was cold, dry and brown. Winter in the Southwestern United States. Trees along the Rio Grande were bare; not too many trees elsewhere. Taking the taxi back home from the Los Angeles International Airport, fondly known as LAX, … Continue reading Reflections on Cities, Seasons and Bioregions