Cities and Rivers: the need for a new mindset

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.

From mining waste to parks

In the Ruhr region, small mountains were created with mining waste materials. Currently greed and restored, they are parks for preservation and leisure.

Guimarães and the human scale

The center of the city of Guimarães is today a living room of the city, explains the architect Manuel Roque.

Ribeira da Granja, daylighting streams in Portugal

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.