Gallery: Green Stream Linear Park: Vibrant New Public Space in São Paul...

Flash flooding has become a serious problem for residents of São Paulo, paralyzing the city, causing considerable damage and even leading to some deaths. The neighborhood of Vila Madalena has had a number of these episodes, but Davis Brody Bond Architects in collaboration with NGO 'Aprendiz' are working on a plan that could help alleviate the flooding with a vibrant new public space that could actually help direct and drain the rain away. Still in its planning and approval phase, the Green Stream Linear Park would create a 1.6 km pedestrian and bike circulation spine that incorporates green building practices and water retention, diversion and filtration systems to move water away from people, their homes and their businesses.

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