April 20, 2021

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Mark Hanna will be discussing the L.A. River at the Urban Lands Institute “StimULI"

Mark Hanna, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP (California) will be discussing the LA River at the Urban Lands Institute (ULI) “StimULI” on “Bringing the L.A. River Back to Life” at 12:00 p.m. PDT on April 21, 2021.

Geosyntec, and their partners OLIN and Gehry Partners, assisted the Los Angeles County in the recent release of the public draft of the L.A. River Master Plan, created to unify and revitalize the L.A. River for the community and environment.

Mark's co-presenters are Jessica Henson, Partner at OLIN and Genevieve Osmena, a Senior Civil Engineer for the Los Angeles County Public Works, Stormwater Planning Division.

Mark Hanna is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Southern California with more than 25 years of experience focused on water and natural resources.

ULI Los Angeles, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth this mission as the preeminent regional real estate organization providing inclusive and trusted leadership influencing public policy and practice.

As the prime consultant and lead engineer working for https://dpw.lacounty.gov/, Geosyntec leads a team of experts and is responsible for program management and the engineering and technical components of the Master Plan. These components include hydrology and hydraulics analyses, water quality and water supply, climate change, infrastructure, and brownfields redevelopment. Significant analyses focused on https://www.larivermasterplan.org/subcommittee_hydrology_and_hydraulics_workshop increasing project proponents' understanding to develop projects that will work within, and potentially enhance, the flood management system. Key consulting partners include https://www.theolinstudio.com/ for landscape architecture, urban design, and planning; https://www.foga.com/https://www.riverla.org/ and https://www.urbansemillas.com/Miguel Luna for community engagement; Street Level Advisors for affordable housing; Kris Helm Consulting for water resources; https://kearnswest.com/ for Steering Committee facilitation, and https://www.mercuryllc.com/for media relations.

The LA River Master Plan builds on the work of over 140 other planning documents and identifies community-based needs along with project opportunity sites to meet those needs. It serves as a toolkit for community-driven projects along the river to achieve regional resiliency, sustainability, and equity objectives. The Master Plan will greatly improve funding opportunities for river adjacent projects. The Master Plan provides strategic directions to improve housing stability, increase park space, and improve access to cultural resources, among others, and local and state funding is already helping to advance these initiatives in the lower river where some of the region's needs are the greatest.

The Master Plan was developed over a three-year period with significant community input from a 41-member https://www.larivermasterplan.org/steering_committee_members, 13 https://www.larivermasterplan.org/community_meetings_recaps up and down the river, a first-ever LA River focused https://www.larivermasterplan.org/youth_summit_engagement_report, and a community partner program that helped the County and consultant team engage with thousands of county residents in person and nearly one million impressions online.

More Information

About the event: https://netforum.uli.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?webcode=EventInfo&Reg_evt_key=8cdd0aa2-cc75-4f46-bfbf-c654afc0782d&utm_source=realmagnet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=StimULI%20-%20LA%20River%20%282%29
About ULI Los Angeles: https://la.uli.org/about/
For consultation regarding L.A. River, contact Mark Hanna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Learn more about Mark: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/mark-hanna