STUB_Emerging Atlas of Drylands Design
July 13, 2020

A long-term project of the Arid Lands Institute took an important step forward over the 2019-2020 school year.

Hazel Screen Shot
February 15, 2018

Our goal is to optimize city surfaces for stormwater capture and aquifer replenishment. To do so, we need to know where, exactly, to prioritize investment in green infrastructure, and with what expected benefits? With the support of the Latrobe Research Prize, we've made big progress, and we're looking for opportunities to test our work (and support yours).

Image of distillation by lens, from Conrad Gesner, Thesaurus…de remediis secretis, Zurich, 1555, via: From natural history to science: The emergence of experimental philosophy, University of Bucharest.
February 12, 2018

We’re in a distillation process at ALI. 

August 31, 2016
ALI recently moved to LA's Cleantech Incubator (LACI) in downtown LA.  Come visit!
Stephanie Newcomb, final thesis presentation, July 2016
July 14, 2016

Stephanie Newcomb is ALI's most recent graduate, completing an MSArch in 2016. ALI Summer Intern Kat Jacaruso of Colorado College sits down to talk with Stephanie about her relationship with the Arid Lands Institute and her most recent projects.

Norman Millar, Drylands Design Conference, 2012. Photo by Paul Redmond.
April 17, 2016

In 2000, we returned to Los Angeles at the tail end of a Graham Foundation grant spent criss-crossing the west, photographing water infrastructures, ancient and modern.

Connect the Dots_Van Nuys_February 20, 2016
February 22, 2016
Community Workshops Bring People, Science, and Design Together to Shape Great Streetscapes that Conserve Water
Connect the Dots_Van Nuys 2050_image by Aja Bulla Richards, Creative Director
November 30, 2015

Lots of Angelenos wants to know what they can do to prepare for El Niño. How do I make sure my hillside is safe or my street won't flood, for example?