The Los Angeles River: A Glimpse into the Future of L.A.’s Iconic Waterway

November 01, 2023 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time Los Angeles Convention Center - West Hall, Concourse: 152 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Equitable Development Resilience Sustainable Development
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The Los Angeles River is one of the longest controlled waterways in the world. Roughly 50 miles in length, the watershed spans a wide swath of the Los Angeles basin, incorporating cities such as Burbank, Glendale, Downey, Compton, Long Beach, and Los Angeles into its ecosystem. In an era when we are struggling to navigate the realities of a changing climate, the future of the L.A. River helps bring those challenges into focus. Issues such as equity, community, resilience, and how to create a healthy and restorative public realm are simultaneously being addressed, in unique ways, across its 1,000-square-mile watershed. Ultimately, the renewal of the river into a place of health and well-being will provide the region with a new economic engine that is both distinct to our climate and our culture. Come join us as we provide a glimpse into the future of the river, and the potential development opportunities that may emanate from its revitalization.