ULI Los Angeles: Bringing the LA River Back to Life


2021-04-21T12:00:00 - 2021-04-21T13:00:00

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    Los Angeles County recently released the public draft of the LA River Master Plan, created to unify and revitalize the LA River for the community and environment. In preparation for the May 13th public comment period deadline, join ULI for a presentation and discussion on the LA River Master Plan. The LA County Public Works team welcomes feedback from ULI members and event attendees as the plan moves forward.
    “The iconic LA River flows through a 51-mile connected public open space that is seamlessly woven together with neighboring communities. It is an integral part of daily life in LA County—a place to enjoy the outdoors and to get across town, a place to appreciate the serene and to bring all people together, a place to celebrate a thriving urban habitat and understand infrastructure, a place to learn from the past and to shape the future.” – LA River Master Plan
    Our panelists will present an overview of the plan, from the plan process and status to design and water resources. Considering community needs, environmental preservation, and unifying design concepts, the plan provides a future-looking vision for the LA River. Come prepared with questions on the reimagined river and the plan document.
    Access the full draft plan online at: www.larivermasterplan.org



    Genevieve Osmena

    Senior Civil Engineer, LA County Public Works

    Genevieve is a Senior Civil Engineer for the Los Angeles County Public Works, Stormwater Planning Division. She has worked for the County of Los Angeles since 2000, and in her current role, she is the watershed manager for the Upper LA River Watershed area in which she oversees long term multi-benefit planning for the Los Angeles County Flood Control District.


    Jessica Henson

    Partner, OLIN

    Jessica is a Partner at OLIN where she leads planning and design projects that seek to create socially and environmentally resilient infrastructure including the Los Angeles County LA River Master Plan and the Rio Hondo Confluence Area Project. Her other significant projects include Chicago’s Vista Tower, a new residential precinct at the University of Washington in Seattle, the new U.S. Embassies in London and Brasilia, the O’Hare Global Terminal, the SELA Cultural Center, and the LA River Index. Jessica’s work explores the relationships between hydrological, cultural, and social contexts. Specifically, she explores how landscape architects can create anticipatory design solutions that create more equitable communities. Jessica teaches at the University of Southern California.


    Mark Hanna

    Consultant - Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer, GeoSyntec

    Mark is a fifth-generation Californian who has spent the last 25 years helping to solve some of Southern California’s biggest water resource challenges. He received his doctorate in Civil Engineering from UCLA and is a California registered professional engineer. As a senior principal for Geosyntec, Mark is the co-PM and water resources lead on LA County’s LA River Master Plan.