Credits and Acknowledgements

I couldn’t have made such significant strides in my research without the help of the following individuals and organizations: Manuel Barrios, Charles Flores, Cesia Lopez, Daniel Nissimov, Han Zhang, Carl Mills, “Atwater Village Newbie,” The Aridlands Institute (Woodbury University), Drylands Competition Jury, and The Institute Of The Environment And Sustainability (UCLA).

I’d also like to thank the panel at the Drylands Design Conference for their thoughtful input: Shivaji Deshmukh, Madelyn Glickfield, Terri Hogue, Mia Lehrer, Stuart Magruder, and Stephanie Pincetl.

Finally, I’d like to acknowledge the contributions of all the people who, for decades, have challenged the status quo and have realized the notion that Silver Lake and Ivanhoe were something more than open air reservoirs. This includes the Silver Lake Conservancy, Mia Lehrer and Associates, The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Councilman Eric Garcetti, Councilman Tom LaBonge, and the people of Silver Lake.