Re-post of article published on November 9, 2014 on The Nature of Cities
Introduction written by Mike Houck
The following case study from Metropolitan Greenspace Alliance member Amigos de los Rios describes an almost century-long process of Los Angeles’ greening that should inspire other cities and metropolitan regions toward a greener future. The struggles faced and overcome are not unique to Los Angeles. This story is a glimpse into how universal urban sprawl and development are and the importance of incorporating Green Infrastructure principles into local and regional urban design.
William L. Allen, III, The Conservation Fund
Claire Robinson, Amigos de los Rios
The Emerald Necklace Metropolitan Greenspace Planning in Los Angeles and Beyond