The City of Lomita needed to update its Safety Element to assess the hazards affecting the City of Lomita, when and where hazards are anticipated to occur, who in the city is most vulnerable, and how the City of Lomita is preparing for these hazards. Dudek prepared the Safety Element update, including facilitating public outreach
With unique and complex forces shaping the coastal zone, it can be challenging to analyze conditions and develop projects in these areas. Our coastal engineers combine advanced technical engineering capabilities with a broad understanding of coastal processes to offer comprehensive engineering services for coastal analysis and construction projects.
The City of Oxnard’s Tree Program Review provides a road map for the City to plan for the future of its trees. Dudek used a comprehensive approach to address issues associated with deferred maintenance, declining tree health, species diversity, out-of-date City tree policies, and infrastructure conflicts to develop the Tree Program Review.
The Los Angeles County Metro Area Plan (LAMAP) is a comprehensive planning effort for seven community planning areas within the urbanized core of the County of Los Angeles (County). Dudek helped the County prepare the plan, including a Historic Context Statement to inform and enhance the larger MAP project as it relates to historic resources.
Dudek’s landscape architects design ecologically based places using our in-depth understanding of science and design and through effective public outreach. We provide creative, engaging, low-maintenance, cost-effective landscape architecture solutions considering environmental systems, ecological principles, public agency regulations, and sustainable design.
Urban forests play an important role in reducing surface temperatures, improving air quality, conserving energy, and increasing quality of life, amongst many other benefits. A sustainable urban forest must contain healthy, well-maintained trees with high species and age diversity. Creating such a robust urban forest can be complicated for cities and municipalities and is best
Drought and pests, as well as tissue and root damage, put many trees at risk for internal rot and decay, which can pose a risk to property and public safety in the event a tree fails. Sonic tomography allows municipalities and developers to efficiently detect and accurately map tree decay in a non-invasive manner, especially
Assessing and mitigating environmental noise impacts in increasingly dense communities or evaluating acoustic comfort, sound insulation, and speech privacy in the built environment requires qualified and experienced noise and vibration experts. We support clients on noise and vibration issues for projects ranging from utility-scale renewable energy facilities to music performance venues.
National City — a small disadvantaged city in San Diego County — will expand its urban forest by planting 1,700 trees in city-managed properties with a $650,000 CAL FIRE grant. CAL FIRE’s Urban and Community Forestry Program focuses on using trees to provide neighborhoods the benefits of urban forests, such as sequestering greenhouse house gas,
California is home to countless historic places, some dating back more than a century, and many of which carry no official historic designation. Historic designation on local, state or national registers offers a variety of benefits to property owners and communities, including the formal recognition of a property’s historical or architectural significance, the promotion and