A Collective Vision for the Northeast L.A. Riverfront District | KCET
A Collective Vision for the Northeast L.A. Riverfront District
The NELA River Collaborative project builds upon the growing momentum of efforts already underway to transform the Los Angeles River into a "riverfront district" and to create a focal point of community revitalization. For more information visit www.mylariver.org
The Northeast Los Angeles Riverfront Collaborative is comprised of a diverse group of partners from nonprofits and educational institutes, to private and public agencies from the city, county and federal government. However, the inner workings of this complex collaborative can easily be misunderstood as roles overlap and approaches conflict. With agencies and organizations that are at times so different from one another, it's a wonder how these partners have been matched.
New methods for urban planning are taking form through collaboration in community workshops, evaluations of land use and workforce, placemaking, and business surveys, to name a few. Partners are utilizing each others' strengths and supporting each other through shared resources. Community engagement has been embraced as key to the process, providing otherwise unattainable data about the communities within the study.
Below, each of the partners share what they bring to the table, objectives for study, and the insights gathered through the collaborative process:
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