TreePeople’s Urban Forest Principles Guide Retrofit of Los Angeles & Similar Cities Across the Globe

The street swale works as part of a system to capture and filter water before sending it down to the aquifer--away from the street.

Andy Lipkis, founder and president of TreePeople, details one of his projects, the Elmer Avenue Project in Los Angeles, which blueprints TreePeople’s 40-year history of proving the feasibility of new types of infrastructure development that simultaneously mimic natural processes and benefit the environment.