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Andy Lipkis on Election Day: A Watershed Moment?


On this day when the people of Los Angeles choose the next mayor, it is heartening for me to reflect on what we learned from our Dutch colleagues during the Room for the River: Los Angeles symposium. In the Netherlands, they have taken very seriously and responded to threats posed by climate change to their urban populations, threats that include severe flooding and water shortages. For L.A., the solution is to create a water-retaining landscape via region-wide acts of urban acupuncture.

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  • Adele Peters

    I'd never heard the phrase "urban acupuncture" before, but I love it. Great name, and great idea.