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Green Alleys: A New Paradigm for Stormwater Management

Rather than shuttling stormwater away from the city and into the ocean as quickly as possible, Los Angeles is now—slowly—moving toward a ‘city-as-sponge’ approach that would capture and reclaim more water to recharge crucial reservoirs.

February 2, 2023 - Curbed

South Park Alleys

South Park Neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles Partners for Greener Alleys

The South Park BID and LA Sustainability Collaborative came together to organize the "Green Alleys in South Park Visioning Report," with plans to connect its next steps in sustainable action to city, development, and third-party projects.

November 30, 2014 - Jessica Lall

Green Efforts Have Room to Grow in Chicago

Chicago is trying to position itself as one of the greenest cities in America, but longheld plans to upgrade the city's overburdened stormwater system highlight how far it has to go.

November 12, 2010 - Green Source

Urban Alleys Going Green

This article from USA Today looks at the growth of green alleys in the U.S.

April 13, 2009 - USA Today

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