Urban River Program Officer Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority Los Angeles, California
A history of indifference and racism have made the 50+ miles of the Upper Los Angeles River tributaries a site of vandalism, neglect and tragedy. This session discusses the unanimously approved Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Revitalization Plan that will bring community, flood-protection, and nature to historically underserved communities.
Understand the multi-generational and multi-prong effects of indifference in planning our cities
Understand a process to acquire the resources needed to study neglected areas
Understand the role of both qualitative and quantitative data in create multi-benefit designs
Understand the use of metrics to track benefits and lift optimism