Urban River Revitalization Across the Globe

Urban Times offers a list of 13 urban river renewal projects spanning from Medellin to Manila.
June 14, 2014, 9am PDT | Michael Newton
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In this eclectic list of 13 projects, the size scope and locations reveals a hopeful commitment to allowing natural spaces with water back into the most populated human realm.

Among some of the more obscure projects include a floating school project on the Makoko River in Lagos, Nigeria which aims to create a sustainable, alternative building system. The best part is that while conceptual, the project begins as a school: "it is scalable and adaptable for other uses, such as a community hub, health clinic, market, entertainment centre or housing." Then there is New York's hyped +Pool, which builds a swimming area atop the Hudson's polluted waters, "by water-filtering river water so that it’s clean enough for everybody to swim in."

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Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Urban Times
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