Reclaiming The Los Angeles River

Efforts to revitalize Los Angeles' long-neglected river get a boost as a consultant is sought to design a plan for the waterway.
November 6, 2004, 1pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Los Angeles has earmarked $3 million for the plan, which many hope will transform not just the riverbanks but also the city's urban core.

The once pastoral river, near which the city was founded, wends more than 50 miles from the San Fernando Valley to the Pacific Ocean, but is now mostly a fenced-off concrete channel.

The consultant who wins the contract will face the challenge of incorporating the disparate dreams of a broad range of river advocates, some of whom have clashed over past plans."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Thursday, November 4, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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