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Stormwater pollution, water shortages, flood control, climate change, and the availability of natural green space have all become pressing environmental issues for cities around the nation including the City of Los Angeles. This report examines Low Impact Development (LID) for the City of Los Angeles and potential steps for instituting city-wide low impact development programs or projects to address many of these environmental concerns, especially those related to water management.

Download the Green Infrastructure Initiative LID PDF document:

Executive Summary (896kb)


Rainwater Harvesting Program

  • Green Streets & Green Alleys Design Guidelines Standards; Section 1-3 [3 MBs]
  • Section 4 -7; Design Examples for the City of Los Angeles [3.3 MBs]
  • Appendix; Key Design & Construction Details [3.1 MBs]