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UCLA Air Quality Management Training Program

Restoring the Blue Sky: 40-Year Lessons from Los Angeles

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As a result of local and governmental efforts to control air pollution in Los Angeles, the air quality has greatly improved since the 1970s, cutting down the number of first stage alerts from 100 to less than 10 per year today, representing an exceptional success story in reducing pollutant emission levels.

In collaboration with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board (ARB), UCLA will present a workshop relating California’s experience in combining science and public policy to develop effective air pollution control strategies in efforts to provide for sustainable solutions, ensuring that present and future generations can enjoy breathing in clean air.

Tentative Schedule:

  • Sunday (9/11): Arrive at LAX and check in at UCLA Tiverton House (Address: 900 Tiverton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095);
  • Monday (9/12): Los Angeles air quality management history; Basic meteorology and atmospheric chemistry and physics; Air pollution exposure; Welcome dinner at UCLA Faculty Center;
  • Tuesday (9/13): Epidemiological and toxicological evidence of air pollution health effects;
  • Wednesday (9/14): Law and regulation; Transportation and urban planning; Economical aspects;
  • Thursday (9/15): Field trip to the California Air Resources Board's Haagen-Smit Laboratory: vehicle emission testing facility;
  • Friday (9/16): Field trip to South Coast Air Quality Management District: ambient air monitoring station; clean vehicle fleet; rule making process.
  • Saturday (9/17): Receive training certificate and departure.

Who should attend:

  • Environmental policy makers
  • Industrial and Business Owners
  • Researchers
  • Environmental Activists
  • Anyone interested in air pollution issues in China


  • September 11 – 17 , 2016
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm everyday


  • University of California Los Angeles , Los Angeles, CA 90095


  • Early bird rate $4,798 per person before 6/1/2016, $6,000 afterwards (including registration fee, handouts, 6 nights of hotel, local transportation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, field trip to local emission testing facility and air monitoring stations).

How to Register:

Please click HERE to fill out the registration form. For more information, contact Prof. Yifang Zhu at