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Redesigning Los Angeles For Long-Term Drought

Redesigning Los Angeles For Long-Term Drought
Redesigning Los Angeles For Long-Term Drought, Los Angeles River (2013). Image © Flickr CC User Steve Lyon
Los Angeles River (2013). Image © Flickr CC User Steve Lyon

With many of the world’s cities combating drought, it is apparent that channeling water away from populated areas with no intended use is not sustainable. Cities are depending on their “precious rain water” more than ever and, as Arid Lands Institute co-founder Hadley Arnold says, "the ace in our species pocket is the ability to innovate.” We need to “build cities like sponges,” starting with permeable hardscape, drought-tolerant landscaping and smarter plumbing. See what NPR has to say about issue of water treatment and Los Angeles, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Redesigning Los Angeles For Long-Term Drought" 23 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/591068/redesigning-los-angeles-for-long-term-drought/> ISSN 0719-8884
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