Rio Urbano

Rio Urbano is a project that joins different actors from civic society with the goal to upgrade the quality of urban rivers in Costa Rica's Greater Metropolitan Area.

Besides the proposal of actual design projects, such as C.C.M.E.C. or Trama Verde, a main goal of Rio Urbano is raising awareness about the environmental condition as well as possible social implications related to the topic, such as slums being constructed at the edges or the poor quality of public spaces that border the urban river beds.

Activities include explorative river walks, workshops and lectured about successful river upgrading initiatives worldwide.


A Foundation (Oliver Schütte, Marije van Lidth de Jeude) with project specific support

Location: Costa Rica

Status: Ongoing

Year: 2014-present