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L.A. County Calls for Flood Control Improvements

Recently revealed estimates put far more people in the region at risk for catastrophic flooding than previously thought.

December 8, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

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The True Scale of Flood Hazard Facing Los Angeles

New research sheds light on how L.A.’s aging and poorly maintained infrastructure is putting hundreds of thousands more residents in flood hazard zones than previously estimated.

November 2, 2022 - The New York Times

A cable-stayed bridge designed spans the water of the Los Angeles River, which is placid and dotted with rocks.

A New Master Plan for the Los Angeles River

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted to approved a new master plan for the L.A. River—the “Reimagined River.”

June 22, 2022 - Ethnic Media Services

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A Comment for the L.A. River Master Plan

Five themes proposed to achieve justice and sustainability for the Los Angeles River and its surrounding communities.

May 3, 2021 - Richard Dion

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Elevated Platform Parks Proposed in Draft Los Angeles River Master Plan

The newly released Master Plan includes a few parks that would cover portions of the river to create spaces for parks and recreation.

January 21, 2021 - Archinect

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Designing Safe Passage for Steelhead Trout Through the L.A. River

The Southern California steelhead was added to the federal endangered species list in 1997. Today, planners are working to create a new home for the trout in the L.A. River.

October 7, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

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Seeing the Los Angeles River in Whole New Way

We seem to have an app for everything. Now we have one that walks a viewer through the river’s history from the pre-historic era to the present.

August 19, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

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L.A. River Restoration Challenged by Gentrification, Environmental Concerns

A massive effort to restore the Los Angeles River to more public access and open space amentias continues to raise the specter of gentrification in neighborhoods already feeling the pressure of the housing market.

September 30, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

City of South Gate Urban Orchard Demonstration Project

An 'Urban Orchard' Next to the Los Angeles River

The city of South Gate, located on the southern stretch of the Los Angeles River, downriver of Downtown Los Angeles, recently published an initial study of the "Urban Orchard Project."

July 22, 2019 - Urbanize LA

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Revealed: Three Park Design Proposals for Key L.A. River Parcel

Three design proposals have been unveiled for the Taylor Yards parcel along the L.A. River.

June 5, 2019 - Urbanize LA

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Los Angeles Wants its River Back From the Feds

Regional officials don't think the federal government is doing enough to warrant continued ownership of the Los Angeles River flood control channels that cut a 40-mile path through the city and county.

February 26, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

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The Need for an Equitable L.A. River Revitalization

Jon Christensen urges Los Angeles to ensure that new park amenities serve, rather than displace, the river's low-income communities.

March 2, 2018 - CityLab

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High Bacteria Levels Require a New Approach to Los Angeles River Recreation

The city of Los Angeles created a new plan to notify the public about high levels of E.coli in the Los Angeles River after kayakers were exposed to E.coli earlier this fall.

October 29, 2017 - KPCC

Stormwater Infrastructure

The Changing Paradigm of Stormwater Management

In the past, stormwater management has been about flood control. The future of stormwater, however, is in capturing, treating, and recharging water supply, according to this article.

September 6, 2017 - Maven's Notebook

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Reality Check: The Los Angeles River Can Still Flood

Sometimes it seems like it will never rain again in Los Angeles, but the river running through the city is still a significant flood risk.

October 21, 2016 - Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles County: It's Time to Update the Master Plan for the L.A. River

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted this week to begin the processing of updating the 20-year-old Los Angeles River Master Plan.

October 20, 2016 - Curbed LA

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The Place of Water in Urban Design: An International Perspective

How cities around the world have approached thinking about how water management fits in to urban planning.

July 5, 2016 - The Planning Report

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Gehry's Plans for Los Angeles River Restoration Gaining Clarity

Details are emerging in the controversial effort by Gehry Partners, LLP to plan a new vision for the Los Angeles River. So far, however, Gehry Partners seems to have been listening more than plotting or drawing.

June 20, 2016 - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles River Restoration Going From Grassroots to Glam

As excitement around the L.A. River revitalization heats up, neighbors of the once-neglected channel wonder who will benefit from the billion-dollar redevelopment.

April 3, 2016 - The Nation

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Gehry Partners Opens Up on Los Angeles River Progress

When Frank Gehry's involvement in the L.A. River restoration was announced in August 2015, the firm had already been conducting research on the project for nearly a year. For some time after that, details were scant and speculation abounded.

February 29, 2016 - The Planning Report

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