The LA River Index is a planning and outreach initiative to address a broad spectrum of needs to revitalize the LA River. The project provides an expansive array of open access data from flood protection to public health and environment which has been synthesized into an accessible research tool via a user-friendly website: http://riverlareports.riverla.org/. The tool enables policy makers, planners, river advocates and the general public to see the river’s potential to create new and connected park land open space, offset greenhouse gas emissions and conserve water resources while reducing risks from floods and stormwater runoff pollution. The initiative envisions the river as a connective open space for the 9 million people who live near the river. The team consisted of the integrated design and engineering expertise of Gehry Partners, OLIN and Geosyntec Engineers supported by numerous experts in fields of health, environment and public policy. This project is envisioned as a first step to transforming the LA River and surrounding area from a costly, aging utility to a public resource and natural asset for the future of the region.
Los Angeles, CA
Plan in progress