Germans Hope to Educate L.A. and "Governator" on River Restoration

August 28, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

This kind of stuff fascinates me, because it suggests that “old world” resource recovery has a lot to teach planners in the U.S., where an embarrassment of natural resources has done anything but help us to learn how to protect and recover our rivers. Planners from Munich, Germany will travel to L.A. to show city officials that effective resource management doesn’t have to come at the cost of natural beauty. “The Goethe Institute, Germany’s international culture and language outreach organization, is planning to present the recent renaturation of Munich’s Isar River as an example to LA, where the city council adopted a 32-mile revitalization plan in 2007.”