2861 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Room 247) sustainablesystemsresearch@gmail.com 831.708.5836


Ronnie D. Lipschutz, Unhappy in Its Own Way: An Institutional Biography of UC Santa Cruz (2020).

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, EPICS Press Release  https://sustainablesystemsfoundation.org/epics-press-release/ (2020)

Data Reports

Justin Farris & Mark Buck, “Pilot Waste Audit Report,” 2019.

Working Papers

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, Robert Stayton & Kevin Bell, “Ending Poverty in California with Solar (EPICS),” Solar income project, Feb. 3, 2020.

Ronnie Lipschutz, Justin Farris, Tom Nilsson, William Bravo, Cori Strell & Liane Bauer, “Accessory Dwelling Units in our Backyards: Building Affordable Housing in Santa Cruz,” ADUBs Project, Feb. 25, 2020 (draft).


Ronnie D. Lipschutz, “Guest Commentary: Community choice aggregators to lead microgrid revolution” (aka, “Chicxulub is coming and PG&E is the dinosaur”) Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 5, 2019. You can also find the commentary here.

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, “Guest Commentary: How to bring new housing to Santa Cruz?Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 6, 2019. You can also find this commentary here.

Other Publications

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, “Eco-utopia or eco-catastrophe? Re-imagining California as an ecological utopia,” Elemental-Science of the Anthropocene 6 (2018): 65. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.320.

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, “Review Essay: Can Climate Change Us?”  Development & Change 48, #3 (2017): 623-35.

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, “Getting out of the CAR: DeCARbonization, climate change and sustainable society,” International Journal of Sustainable Society 4, #4 (2012): 336-56.

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, Dominique De Wit and Martin Lehmann, Sustainable Cities, “Sustainable Universities: Re-Engineering the Campus of Today for the World of Tomorrow,” pp. 3-16, in: W. Leal Filho et al. (eds.), Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education  (Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2017).

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, “The Sustainability Debate: Déja Vu All Over Again?”  pp. 480-91, in: Peter Dauvergne (ed.), Handbook of Global Environmental Politics (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2012; second ed.).

Ronnie D. Lipschutz & Alison Hahm, “EV.Trans@UCSC.EDU: A feasibility study for a sustainable 21st century UCSC transportation system,” Sustainable Systems Program, Rachel Carson College, July 7, 2015.

Ronnie D. Lipschutz, Dominique de Wit & Kevin Bell, “Practicing Energy, or
Energy Consumption as Social Practice,”
Paper presented to the 2017 Annual Conference on Behavior, Energy & Climate Change,” Sacramento, CA., Oct. 15-17, 2017.

Ronnie D. Lipschutz & Dustin Mulvaney, “The Road not Taken, Round II: Centralized vs. Distributed Energy Strategies and Human Security,” pp. 483-506, in: Hugh Dyer & Maria Julia Trombetta (eds.), International Handbook of Energy Security  (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2013).