Measures promoting sustainability and environmental justice in L.A. County triumphed on election day, foreshadowing the development of a Los Angeles with more parks, more robust public transportation, and more affordable housing. Mark Gold, the associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability at UCLA, commends these victories while emphasizing that the region’s water needs must not be forgotten. According to Gold, plans for sustainable water infrastructure are achievable, “but they need to be funded.” It is in the region’s best interests, says Gold, to invest now—before disaster spurs us to action.
Source: New parklands and a shimmering transit system won’t matter if L.A. doesn’t solve its water woes Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov 2016
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UCLA faculty voice: New parklands and transit won’t matter if L.A. doesn’t solve water woes UCLA Newsroom, 21 Nov 2016