The potential of river depollution in urban design
Depolluting rivers and lakes in inner city areas can have a great impact in the future of a city. This challenge addresses the potential of depollution of rivers from an urban design perspective, acknowledging water technology procedures and participatory approaches.
According to the UN, by 2050 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas.
If anything, the Pandemic showed us how public spaces and green areas play a major role in our life, especially in high density urban areas. The development of inner-city public spaces demands long-term planning, and these processes become even more complex when procedures of water depollution are involved. However, depolluting rivers and lakes in inner city areas have a great impact in the future of a city, and this not just in public spaces along the riverbanks, but also in terms of public transportation.
This challenge aims to develop strategies from an urban design perspective, acknowledging water technology procedures and participatory approaches.
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School of Engineering and Architecture
Water Technology / Architecture
SRH Hochschule Heidelberg