It does not make any sense to knock down long stretches of the gallery forest to build concrete walls, with the aim of achieving the image of the international river used as imagetical reference. There are several good examples that integrate the city and nature through the rivers.
In the Ruhr region, small mountains were created with mining waste materials. Currently greed and restored, they are parks for preservation and leisure.
Space for cycling away from motor vehicles brings the opportunity to commute and enjoy the city.
The landholding regularization in preservation areas (a Brazilian problem) should study legal arrangements to make urban-environmental parks feasible, considering real estate appreciation.
Our lifestyle should blend with nature, towards sustainable cities
The city should provide an environment that stimulates creativity and innovation for its residents.
Reflections on the times in Germany, the new values of the society and the relation with cities
The center of the city of Guimarães is today a living room of the city, explains the architect Manuel Roque.
As a pilot project, the process started in the Ribeira da Granja made the practice to bury the rivers and make them run through the pipes water under the bridge now. “Portugal is no longer ‘tubing’ rivers,” says Pedro Teiga.
Brazil can take full advantage of the rivers to create interconnected parks along them, bringing more leisure, active mobility and valuing the landscape.