Naturally Public

Written by: Carolina Fiallo Cardona
Published on: 16.08.2019

The phenomenon of excessive urban growth in Latin American cities, without taking into account its territorial characteristics, and the right to public space around fluvial systems and spaces of environmental quality, has unbalanced the development interests of cities.

For this reason, the territories have suffered deterioration in the quality of public spaces and have fractured the main ecological corridors of different living species that balance the possibility of inhabiting these territories.

In countries such as Colombia, the development process has gone through a constant transformation of their social and cultural conditions, which established direct relations in the conformation of urban landscapes of high contrasts. In addition, Colombia is carrying with approximately 60% of the world's moors, among other qualities attributed to its geographical wealth, which provides benefits to different strata of the life of the territories. Its capital, Bogotá, is limited to the east by the hills, and to the west by the Bogotá River, with three urban rivers that cross it from east to west, each more than 20 km long.

These watercourses have had an unfortunate treatment, but today environmental awareness and concern to improve habitability conditions have provoked new questions for the development of urban landscapes.