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Green Infrastructure for Los Angeles: Addressing Urban Runoff and Water Supply through Low Impact Development."
I am pleased to announce the completion of a report called "Green
Infrastructure for Los Angeles: Addressing Urban Runoff and Water
Supply through Low Impact Development." Sent with this email is a
link to the report, which can be downloaded from the site.
The report was prepared for the Board of Public Works by my very
talented summer intern, Haan-Fawn Chau. It is a comprehensive review
of this emerging and important national stormwater management trend,
which utilizes 21st Century designs to weave the textures of nature
into the urban fabric in order to cleanse urban runoff and recharge
the groundwater basin.
This work was made possible thanks to a grant from the Annenberg
Foundation, and the operational support of the Los Angeles and San
Gabriel Watershed Council; and of course, the countless hours and
well focused effort of Haan-Fawn Chau, who is completing her master's
degree in urban design at UCLA.
We hope you will take a moment to review the document and find it a
helpful resource in understanding and implementing these principles
throughout Los Angeles. The ideas are widely supported and have
received considerable media attention in both the local and national
press. Implementation on a large scale in this city would constitute
an important paradigm shift and provide lasting, transformational
Thanks for your interest, and please feel free to contact me with any
PAULA A. DANIELS
Commissioner, Board of Public Works
200 N. Spring St.
City Hall, Room 361
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 978-0255
Fax: (213) 978-0279