About Jessica's Work
Jessica is a landscape architect who has advocated for and proposed restoration projects for urban streams and watersheds in the nonprofit, governmental, and consulting sectors in Southern California. She has combined historical documentation, urban design, landscape and ecological design principles to propose physically and socially integrated solutions to managing increasingly scarce water resources within complex urban environments. She has designed habitat enhancements and creations in the form of greenways, miniparks, and reading gardens, developed concept restoration plans for urban streams and watershed (stormwater) enhancement projects, engaged in stream site assessments, and proposed vision plans to promote the overall benefits of embracing nature within the city. The Ballona Creek Greenway Plan that she spearheaded was a 2011 winner in the Plan category of the Westside Urban Forum's annual design awards, as was the Piggyback Yards, another plan that she consulted on that incorporated Los Angles River restoration with riverside development. Jessica Hall moved to Northern California in 2012 and is a landscape architect with GHD, an Australian engineering and planning firm with an office in Eureka, CA. She works on environmental restoration and transportation-related projects. She was Executive Director of Humboldt Baykeeper from fall of 2012 to winter of 2013.
A few audio pieces: "Lost and Found Waterways" http://www.hcn.org/articles/lost-and-found-waterways You can also read about me at:
Stream Spirit Rising
Lost Streams of Los Angeles by Judith Lewis, LA Weekly, 2006
The Dry Garden: Capturing the Spirit of Los Angeles' Streams, by Emily Green, LA Times, 2009
A rivulet - actually many of them - runs through it, by Hector Tobar, LA Times, 2009
Development of Bankful Regional Relationships in the Los Angeles Area for Application in Local Stream Restoration Projects, Haden, Allen and Hall, Jessica, Urban Coast, Vol. 2 no.1, 2010