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As El Niño Arrives, Los Angeles Needs to Update its Stormwater System

"The hard lesson here is that infrastructure systems built to make cities resilient in one era may not serve them well at all in another era," writes Jon Christensen.
January 6, 2016, 11am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Amidst a series of storms hitting the drought-stricken West Coast this week, Jon Christensen writes "a tale about one of the central conundrums of urban resilience in the face of climate change, with implications far beyond the City of Angels."

That is—how can cities build resilience from heavy rains in terms of short-term flooding, while also building resilience from water shortages during long-term droughts?

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Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 in LA Observed
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