Urban Times offers a list of 13 urban river renewal projects spanning from Medellin to Manila.
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."
Amtrak Ramping Up Infrastructure Projects
Thanks to federal funding from the 2021 infrastructure act, the agency plans to triple its investment in infrastructure improvements and new routes in the next two years.
The Unceremonious Death of a Freeway Expansion Project
The end of an Oregon freeway project didn't get much fanfare, but the victory is worth celebrating.
Ending Downtown San Francisco’s ‘Doom Loop’
A new public space project offers an ambitious vision—so why is the city implementing it at such a small scale?
Kaua’i County Uses Long-Range Models to Mandate Resiliency Standards
The county requires builders to assess potential flood risks using models that account for sea level rise projected as far out as 2100.
California Governor Vetoes Autonomous Truck Ban
Gov. Newsom called the new law unnecessary, citing existing efforts by state regulators to develop new rules around autonomous trucking.
Low-Barrier Motel Shelter Is a Success—But Not an Easy One
Many guests at Motels4Now are on their second or third stays—but staff say that's doesn't equal failure, and the numbers bear that out.
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