What is a “field of dreams” levee?

Levees are often built as part of a flood resilience programme, however, there is always a small risk that a levee may fail or be overtopped. “Field of dreams” levees – an area of intentionally undeveloped land behind a levee that is subsequently built over – are becoming increasingly frequent.

Greening the Los Angeles River

The Los Angeles River is mostly a broad concrete channel, largely empty until the rainy season – when there is one. A new project hopes to return sections of the river to a more natural state, providing cooling and invigorating urban green space. The impacts of the proposed schemes can be seen through a series of images.