Green infrastructure projects are defined as new designs for streets, sidewalks or other paved areas that, when replaced utilizing permeable materials and drought tolerant plants, will capture, clean and/or infiltrate rain water. Converting Los Angeles’ paved areas from gray to green will reap the following benefits:
- Cleaner rivers, creeks, lakes and beaches
- Recharged groundwater supplies
- Increased vegetation cools communities
- Designs beautify neighborhoods
For more information about the City of Los Angeles Green Infrastructure Program, please visit EnvironmentLA.
*Photo courtesy of Haan-Fawn Chau
Green Streets works to develop and implement new and sustainable solutions for managing storm water. It’s a pioneering way of dealing with rainwater, one of our region’s most precious resources, and it is a strategy that will help to transform Los Angeles into a true present-day Emerald City. Read more…