Areas of Expertise:
urban environments | sustainability | land use | environmental regulation | environmental politics | water | wildfires
Stephanie Pincetl is a professor in residence at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and director of the institute’s California Center for Sustainable Communities. Pincetl is an expert on the political history of land use in California and related issues, such as environmental politics and regulations, growth management, urban parkland, habitat conservation and the interaction between wildlife and urban areas.
She also has studied how a variety of factors contribute to wildfires in California, including urban encroachment on undeveloped areas, the state's aging electrical infrastructure, poor forest management and climate change.
Pincetl has written extensively about environmental policy and governance and has held leadership positions with many nonprofits and environmentally-focused organizations.