For much of the twentieth century, extensive highway systems were built along rivers and waterfronts often degraded by industrialization until cities worldwide began to restore water resources and reconnected urban infrastructure with natural ecosystems.
The City + Water: International Perspectives Conference will feature presentations of park development in Spain, Colombia, Chile and the United States where constructed environments, have been successfully integrated with urban watercourses, anchored by CED Visiting Scholar and architect Francisco Burgos from Spain, whose team won the competition to design the redevelopment project recently completed along the Rio Manzaneros in Madrid.
Burgos will be joined by Sarah Kuehl and Liz Einwiller, principal of Einwillerkuehl Landscape Architecture whose current projects include the Gateway Park at the eastern approach to the new Bay Bridge in Oakland; Colombian architect and urban designer Lorenzo Castro who as Director of the Taller Profesional del Espacio Público headed a team which designed and promoted a system of alamedas often running alongside rivers, wetlands, and creeks in Bogotá; and Chilean architect and urban designer Sandra Iturrieta who leads a team currently creating a system a bicycle routes and linear parks for a 42-kilometer stretch of the Rio Mapocho which crosses Santiago. CED faculty members will participate in the discussions.
For more information on the conference and its participants, please visit the Water+Architecture Collaboration page. This conference is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
2.30-2.35 General Introduction by MUD Co-Chair Elizabeth A. Deakin
2.35-2.40 Introduction into Water + City Conference and first speaker René Davids
2.40-3.20 Lorenzo Castro (Bogotá, Colombia)
3.25-4.05 Einwiller Kuehl (Oakland US)
4.20-5.00 Sandra Iturriaga (Santiago Chile)
5.05-5.45 Francisco Burgos (Madrid Spain)
5.50-6.15 Panelist Introductions and Discussion
6.15-6.30 Open Floor Discussion
City + Water: International Perspectives is a UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design conference sponsored by the Master of Urban Design program in conjunction with the Department of Architecture, and the Center for Latin American Studies.
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