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Divining LA

This is a Project. It was collaborator: Arup. It is dated 2013–present.

Los Angeles depends on water transported vast distances to meet its needs. Divining LA is a multiyear initiative led by researchers at the Arid Lands Institute (ALI), bringing together designers, scientists, policy makers, and citizens with a vision to build climate resilience into the surface of dryland cities like LA. ALI designed a digital decision-making tool, Hazel, that combines rich data at multiple scales to help designers, planners, and builders simulate scenarios for water-smart development. Their Connect the Dots workshops for local youth and residents in high-density, park-poor, low-income neighborhoods expose the hidden water systems beneath the city’s surfaces.

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Divining LA: New Tools for Drylands

Hazel is a digital tool for water-smart planning and design that gives cities the data they need to build a healthy local water supply.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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