Revitalizing Los Angeles River Communities with New Ordinances by @globalsiteplans

Revitalizing Los Angeles River Communities with New Ordinances by @globalsiteplans

In recent years, momentum has been building to recognize the Los Angeles River as an integral part of the city’s cultural identity. After many years of neglect, the river has the potential to help define future communities and public spaces. The 32 miles of river that flow through Los Angeles are channelized , with the exception of a few miles at the Glendale Narrows. There, one can enjoy natural vegetation and other amenities instead of concrete. Proponents feel the need to capitalize on redevelopment opportunities in this area, such as creating new bike paths and community parks. This is not to mention the need to recreate the river’s ecosystem and perform other updates and improvements to the area. In terms of municipal direction, the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan (LARRMP), which was adopted back in 1996, provides a long-term framework for river revitaliz...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1058426

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