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6th Street Viaduct

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

6th Street Viaduct

A Bold Housing Vision for the L.A. River

An unsolicited proposal from the engineering firm reimagines a stretch along the L.A. River as a mixed-use mega-development, rich in housing and jobs.

October 28, 2017 - The Architect's Newspaper

Los Angeles River

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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What Will the 'Third Los Angeles' Look Like?

Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne describes an L.A. in flux, at once beholden to its postwar image and pushing in a new direction. The city, he says, faces existential questions on a scale unmatched elsewhere in the nation.

January 21, 2016 - The Architect's Newspaper

Slowly but Surely, L.A. Reclaims Its River

The opening of a half-mile trail along the Los Angeles River, after a decade of funding and construction snags, marks the latest step in the city's effort to reclaim its forsaken river as a public resource.

December 30, 2012 - Los Angeles Times

L.A. Gets its River Back

This week, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation intended to increase public access to the L.A. River for recreational and educational purposes, reports Yosuke Kitazawa.

August 31, 2012 - KCET Departures

LA City Council Moves Closer To River Centric Development

The Los Angeles City Council last week approved an update to the Los Angeles River Implementation Overlay to encourage good quality river centric development and begin removing some of the concrete that covers the river and its banks.

December 12, 2011 - Curbed

L.A. River Rebuff Confirmed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has made final a decision that says much of the Los Angeles River is not navigable, and is therefore not a river. It will retain some Clean Water Act protection, but developing on its watershed may become easier.

June 5, 2008 - The Los Angeles Times

Corps Says L.A. River Isn't a River

A draft decision by the Army Corps of Engineers says that because a boat cannot navigate its waters, the L.A. River doesn't qualify as a river. Environmentalists are outraged, as hundreds of square miles of watershed are at risk of losing protection.

June 3, 2008 - The Los Angeles Times

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