Cities like Los Angeles are often mistaken for ecological wastelands, places that have been wiped clean of the true majestic magic of Mother Nature, and therefore fall on the far side of the spectrum from what is considered to be “natural”. Land use datasets blanket over these built environments with gradients of grey, depicting urban areas as nothing more than “developed”. As a result, cities continue to be pegged as the problem causing environmental degradation, rather than seen as some of the most promising places to “save the planet”.
Join Kat Superfisky, urban ecologist, educator, and executive director of Grown in LA on an adventure into the urban wild of Los Angeles, as she investigates the nature that currently exists within cities, and shares her perspective on, and strategies for, how we can create more “symbiotic cities”.
UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture thanks our two sponsors, AWA+D and The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens for helping make this lecture possible!