Children in modern suburbs are often disconnected from both the natural and cultural history of their communities. Hansen Dam offers a unique opportunity to explore the intersections of water, history and nature, while also reconnecting the adjacent community of Pacoima. The creation of a flowing, multi-modal adventure-path sweeps users to educational play areas that reveal Hansen Dam’s rich, hidden history. Spring 2014 UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation, Instructors Jim Pickel and Meg Coffee.


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