TIL: In Valencia, Spain, after a devastating flood in 1957 the Turia river was diverted away from the city center and created a successful green space for all on the riverbed which was completed in 1969.

Read more: https://metropolismag.com/projects/how-valencia-turned-crisis-river-into-park/

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  1. I’ve been to Valencia. There’s a great park along the area that was the old path of the river, with paths, tennis courts, playgrounds etc. The only odd thing is when you come across what was clearly previously a bridge across the river, but there now isn’t any water to cross

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