USC Landscape Architecture student Hu Yingjun's dramatic vision of the potential of the Arroyo Seco Confluence sparked an illuminating and energizing discussion at the LA River Center on April 2, 2013 about the Arroyo Seco Confluence and its relationship to LA River Revitalization.
Scott Cher took some great photos that really capture the spirit of the event from registration at the beginning to the spectacular sunset on the LA River at the conclusion.
At the event ASF Managing Director Tim Brick announced the launch of a petition campaign to urge LA City Councilmember Ed Reyes and the City of LA to take immediate action to move ahead with the long-awaited Confluence Park. Please sign the petition and urge your friends and associates to do so as well.
"Great riverfronts are places where people, plants and animals coexist. We need to create a synergy that elevates an urban landscape into a thriving and harmonious balance of complex systems where modern infrastructure meets natural ecology."
"The organization, sustainability and harmony of urban riverfront area is directly linked with the health and wellbeing of its inhabitants. By thoughtfully creating a healthy dynamic between the riverfront area and the people moving through it, urban riverfront area will serve to promote not only a better environment, but also a better life for the city."
"In addition, if we want to regenerate and redevelop urban riverfront area, the most urgent mission is the ecological restoration of river. But the ecological restoration of river needs enough water to support new landscapes and ecologies. Could we find a way to balance the relationship between the ecological restoration of river and water supply?"