MICHAEL MALTZAN JOINS MAYOR GARCETTI TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF THE LA RIVER
Michael Maltzan recently joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and a distinguished group of panelists to discuss the future of the Los Angeles River as part of the “Our LA River: Revitalizing Communities Along the Heart of Our City” discussion. Other speakers included Colonel Kimberly Colloton, ?Commander, Los Angeles District, US Army Corps of Engineers and Barbara Romero, Commissioner, Board of Public Works. First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland made the event introductions and opening remarks were by Lewis MacAdams, River Advocate and founder of Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR).
The panelists considered the recently announced $1 billion federal and locally supported plan to restore the River which has the potential to reconnect communities, stimulate economic development, restore vital ecosystems, spur new design solutions, and create public and private partnerships that will help restore the River’s cultural and natural resources. During the discussion, Michael Maltzan noted “There is not a more important catalyst in the Los Angeles design community’s mind for the future positive development of this city than the LA River. It has captured the imagination and thinking of the design and creative community.”
The panel, held at Getty House, is part of the ongoing Engage LA Series. [photo credit: Jon Endow]