Lecturer, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and UCLA Department of Urban Planning
Program Manager, UCLA Local Climate Change Initiative
Phone: (562) 546-2831
Office: 6265 Public Affairs, UCLA
Juan Matute studies a number of areas relating to the future of urban mobility and accessibility, including sustainable transportation and land use, transit, SB 375 implementation, transportation as a service, and local government climate planning. Juan recently worked with Stephanie Pincetl on a study of California policies indirectly linked to petroleum use. That study, Unraveling Ties to Petroleum, was recently published by Next10.
His work with JR DeShazo on frontiers in local greenhouse gas emissions measurement and management was published in the Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning. Juan recently instructed and advised a team of undergraduates in UCLA’s Environmental Science program as they created a carbon neutral scoping plan for the City of Hermosa Beach.
His work related to transportation and climate change includes research California Energy Commission to introduce life-cycle assessment of energy and emissions into transportation decision-making and service as co-chair of the Transportation Technical Advisory Committee for ICLEI’s U.S. Community Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting Protocol.
With an MBA and Masters in Urban Planning from UCLA, Juan brings an interdisciplinary market-oriented perspective to land use and transportation policy.