35 minutes | Mar 1, 2018

Wetlands as Green Infrastructure in Valdivia, Chile

What is ‘green’ infrastructure? What can it do for my city? Why am I definitely way more excited to learn about it than I am more traditional forms of infrastructure? Stephen Elser and Jason Sauer answer all of these questions in this episode, and focus on green infrastructure in the form of wetlands in the city of Valdivia, Chile. They talk to local sustainability consortium leader, Cristóbal Lamarca of Activa Valdivia, and local wetlands researcher, Ignacio Rodríguez of the Centro de Humedales Río Cruces (translated: the Río Cruces Center of Wetlands), about how the wetlands imbue Valdivia a unique urban character, increase the city’s biodiversity, provide recreational space, and are a form of infrastructure that people rally around. … You can learn more about Activa Valdivia at their website (http://www.activavaldivia.cl) or on Twitter (@ActivaValdivia). … You can learn more about the Centro de Humedales Río Cruces at their website (http://www.cehum.org) or on Twitter (@centrohumedales). … If you have questions or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod.

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