January 27, 2003

LA River Regeneration

Category: Urban Planning

Los Angeles: What river? An interesting new project proposes to dam up a section of the LA river to create a long lake next to downtown, surrounded by a strip of parkland. Granted, damming up a river isn't exactly 'regeneration'. But, we're talking about the LA river here, and anything goes.

With downtown LA undergoing a minor renaissance, replacing the miserable stretch of concrete trickle with something you can boat on and bike near (however artificial) will certainly add to the improvements already underway.

If you're unfamiliar with the LA river, it's history is really quite fascinating. The famous car chasing scenes in Grease and Terminator 2 may refresh your memory. Here's a fantastic website to teach you all about it.

Image from [daily sundial]

Posted by Nick at January 27, 2003 4:47 PM