Image: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

Image: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

A trip to the water-wise California city of 2040: KPCC’s Future of Water series looks at how California’s relationship to water is likely to change in the hotter, drier, more populous state of the year 2040.

One Way To Fight The California Drought: Study Trees: Dan Griffin — the subject of “Tree Hunter,” directed by Jamie Schutz — uses trees as history books. He studies their past precipitation patterns and uses that information to forecast future precipitation and advise California water management officials. This film is part of “The Collectors,” a series of short documentaries from FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films.

The Underwater Landscapes of Kim Keevers: Artist and photographer composes moody and haunting imaginary landscapes inside a large 200 gallon tank aquarium populated with miniature trees and stones, filled with water, then adds paint and light to recreate the sunrise and sunset.

The Top 50 Design Books to Read This Fall: Since this past week was dedicated to design books which have inspired the team and their work, what better way to end the week with a few additional suggestions for the design minded (including a few titles specifically aimed at landscape architects).

A Guerrilla Bike Lane Made With Flower Pots Forces A City’s Hand: A cyclist in Boston was sick of a dangerous stretch of road that the city refused to fix, so he took on the matter himself.

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