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Willful Waters


The Los Angeles Urban Rangers' "creatively subversive civic acts" to expand awareness of the LA River are noted in this article documenting centuries of power struggles over the Los Angeles River. Rivers are shaped by the development of cities as urban landscapes, just as the cities are shaped by their relationship to the river.

Vittoria Di Palma & Alexander Robinson, “Willful Waters,” Places Journal (May 2018),

and in

Thaïsa Way, ed. River Cities, City Rivers (Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture 39), Harvard University Press, 2018.

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