A Climate Resilient L.A.


ARLA invests in cutting-edge research to help Southern California prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change. In collaboration with our partners, ARLA works to advance research across multiple areas. Some of these areas include: 

  • Studying the economic and climatic impacts of different policy decisions
  • Identifying best practices for nature-based solutions
  • Identifying, modeling and quantifying how local investments and programs for living infrastructure (impacting the built, natural and social environments) can create a more resilient L.A.
  • Supporting the scale up of nature-based solutions 
  • Evaluating the ability for existing or modified policies and programs to respond to climate threats
The Collaborative Advantage: Principles for the Next Generation of Multi-Benefit Projects in Los Angeles County 

This empirical research report explores collaborative approaches to developing multi-benefit infrastructure projects. Using evidence from Los Angeles County, this study identifies factors that contribute to project success, uncovers barriers to achieving project goals, and provides actionable next steps that government agencies can take to create the institutional conditions necessary for multi-benefit projects to be successful.

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