“How I brought a river, and my city, back to life”
In March 2014, Aziza Chaouni presented a TED Talk in Vancouver that provides an update on the implementation of the Fez River remediation and urban development scheme. In the 6-minute presentation, she explains how the UNESCO World Heritage Site is being remediated following the city’s diversion of untreated sewage and industrial runoff from the river for treatment. The project converts riverbanks into pedestrian pathways, connects these pathways back to the city fabric, and finally converts the urban voids along the riverbanks into public spaces that are lacking in the Medina of Fez.
Watch TED Talk “How I brought a river, and my city, back to life”