EDIBLE CITY CREEK
Circular Solutions for Urban Waterway Upgrading
Concept developed for KuiperCompagnons as part of the Building with People Consortium of Dutch Companies) for a location in Semarang, Java, Indonesia.
This project explores how to solve some of the cities most critical urban challenges through an innovative approach to community based regeneration.
Many fast growing urban areas around the world have developed and continue to grow in a opportunistic way with growth outpacing the speed of traditional planning and service provision approaches. Cities struggle to deal with the challenges brought about by this pace of change. From waste disposal to sanitation provision, drinking water and utility networks, it is an overwhelming task.
However when we embrace the energy and enterprise of those who have opportunistically built dwellings and businesses in often very challenging circumstances, then we have the chance to realise real change fast.
Edible City Creek explores ways in which the trash that dominates the urban waterways and open spaces, can become a useful input for construction thereby incentivising people to clean up the environment and create new opportunities for themselves.
By cleaning the waterways we increase their capacity to deal with rain- and flood-water. At the same time the Edible City Creek is about allowing people to become stakeholders in the open spaces so that they have a vested interest in maintaining them as vital resources for, for example, urban food production.