A better functioning Arroyo Seco
June 18, 2012 § 3 Comments
Sometimes funny things come in small packages, like an innocent url to a report on the Arroyo Seco. The Urban Land Institute perhaps misspoke when they wrote what makes a stream function better:
The panel concurs with much of the recent work focused
on the naturalization of the stream to enhance ecological
systems and provide unique public amenities. A portion
of the stream on the southwestern side of the stadium
may better function covered, allowing for more efficient
use of the surface for playfield and/or parking, albeit in
an impervious format. (emphasis is mine)
No, it won’t help the stream function better, but it sure could provide for more parking.
The mayor of Pasadena, Bill Bogard, welcomes feedback on the White Paper – take a look! It supports the idea of naturalizing the Arroyo (and hopefully by this we don’t mean a bypass diversion creek but the real deal). The mayor’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.