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Divining LA

Digital tool for urban design and water-use planning

This digital tool for urban design in water stressed environments uses multi-spectral satellite imagery, digital terrain models, and geotechnical datasets. It models precipitation, soil quality, land use, and groundwater contamination in a dynamic, publicly-accessible instrument for architects, landscape designers, and planners.

It aims to maximize low-carbon localized water supply, reduce dependence on water imports, and to guide water-smart planning by supporting site assessment.

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Addressing water scarcity as both a technical and social matter
 
 
Acknowledgement prize for project in Los Angeles
 
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for North America
 
“A digital device with an ethical agenda” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2014 for North America
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Project Details
Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Authors
Peter Arnold
MAIN AUTHOR
Peter Arnold
Woodbury University, Arid Lands Institute, USA
Hadley Arnold
MAIN AUTHOR
Hadley Arnold
Woodbury University, Arid Lands Institute, USA
Ethan Dingwel
FURTHER AUTHORS
Ethan Dingwel
Woodbury University, Arid Lands Institute, USA
Prizes
Awards
Acknowledgement prize 2014
North America
RELATED INFORMATION
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Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for North America
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for North America

An Acknowledgement prize was presented to Sheila Kennedy and J Frano Violich of Kennedy & Violich Architecture of Boston for …

VIDEO
“Sustainability? Mapping climate adaptation in dry lands” – Peter Arnold
“Sustainability? Mapping climate adaptation in dry lands” – Peter Arnold

Peter Arnold, Arid Lands Institute won a Holcim Awards Acknowledgement for “Divining LA: Digital tool for urban design and …