July 26th, 2011
10:10 PM GMT
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Valencia was built on the banks of the river Turia, which was prone to flooding. After a disastrous flood in 1957, the river was redirected away from the city.

The dry riverbed now runs through the city like a green artery, and is used as a garden and host to spectacular buildings.

Now, a project is afoot to further beatify the strip.

A masterplan is being developed which will renovate the blocks which have been left derelict, creating a ‘Delta of Green’ that will unite the city to the sea.

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  1. cao hoang viet

    thanks!.it is good

    August 8, 2011 at 4:40 am |
  2. Chris Cooper

    Creating a "Delta of Green" is one way of looking at it. Another is corrupt developers bribing corrupt mayoresses like Rita Bárbera (one of the most corrupt politicians in Spain)in order to completely ruin an area which is protected by law as heritage. The city of Valencia (Partido Popular)employed the local police (Bárbera's bully boys) to accompany the diggers illegally demolishing some of the best loved buildings in El Cabanyal, all of which are architecturally significant. Recently one of Bárbera´s cohorts, Francisco Camps, the President of Valencia resigned, because it looks as if finally his corruption will come to light, even after one of Camps' best friends Judge José Luis de la Rúa threw out the case against him in an earlier judgment. If you want to interview a decent human being in future, I suggest you interview Mónica Oltra.

    August 8, 2011 at 5:24 pm |

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