Mission, Vision, Values

ALI is an award-winning research, outreach, and education center devoted to water-smart design in drylands.
ALI's mission is to train designers and citizens to innovate in response to hydrologic variability brought on by climate change.
ALI's vision is a water-smart built environment in the US West serving as a model for drylands globally. 
ALI supports and accelerates drylands design innovation, serving as a resource across institutional and disciplinary boundaries. 
Critical thinking; design excellence for the public good; and hospitality to diversity, including a rich web of collaborative partnerships that reach across cultures, generations, and sectors, are central to ALI’s programs and operations.
ALI, formerly a program of Woodbury University, welcomes students and collaborators from multiple universities to work with us from our new home at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator in downtown Los Angeles.