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Denver accelerates daylighting

Denver accelerates daylighting

“City leaders are ramping up what they describe as a massive, restorative “daylighting” of buried water channels wherever possible — cutting through pavement and re-engineering old streams and canals to create up to 20 miles of naturalistic riparian corridors.”

Art that goes with the flow

Art that goes with the flow

“‘We are tracing a memory of water, laying new stories over old histories, drafting and redrafting our footsteps across the city,’ Sharrocks says in a speech as the last volunteers are tied on.”

Relay raises funds

Relay raises funds

“On a soggy Saturday morning, 30 hardy people took to bicycles, jogging and boating the Jordan River to raise money to bring sunlight to a section of City Creek that flows underground.”

Benefits of Daylighting

Benefits of Daylighting

“For this reason, modern city planners and local governments have become interested in strategically removing underground pipes and restoring streams to a more natural state – a process known as daylighting.”

The Silent Creek

The Silent Creek

"Landreth hopes Mapes Creek can be brought to the surface in these areas so that all in the neighborhood can enjoy it. To show contrast between the experiences at different creek access points, he snaps photos of people along different parts of the creek..."

Community Engagement

Community Engagement
"On April 22, 2017 (Earth Day) Westside Studio conducted community outreach with the aforementioned stakeholders to obtain input on the future Folsom Trail. Residents provided their input on various topics such as daylighting City Creek, trail recommendations, possible amenities, and development priorities."

Three Benefits to Daylighting

Three Benefits to Daylighting
"Daylighting a stream or river can increase property values and revitalize urban areas by offering a natural destination for members of a community. All told, the benefits of stream daylighting much outweigh the costs, making this method a component well worth considering in any city’s stormwater and drainage management strategy."

Reuse of Costume building

Reuse of Costume building
"According to Glascock, the developers are looking into daylighting a county-owned portion of Emigration Creek that passes through the property.  The developers will be working with the county and the Seven Creeks Trust, a nonprofit dedicated to daylighting the county’s seven creeks."

A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It
“When urban rivers are forced underground into piping, that disrupts their whole behavioral pattern. But by daylighting these rivers and creating a more natural ecology, it makes the rivers more desirable. You then find that people actually care about and want to look after the river a lot more."

Ontolotor of Bonneville Basin

Ontolotor of Bonneville Basin
"It’s a marvel that a city would want to bury their creeks underground. 'We have done this to so many of our creeks,' he says. 'And I’ve been working with students now, for many, many years on what I refer to as the Seven Canyons Trust.'"

Salt Lake City a River City?

Salt Lake City a River City?
"The Folsom Corridor project is the group’s most ambitious project to date. When complete, the group hopes to daylight about two miles of City Creek. This project will link Salt Lake’s downtown to the Fairpark neighborhood with a route essentially following South Temple west to the Jordan River directly across from the Fairgrounds."

Art into activism

Art into activism
"Ivkovich fosters the belief that the environment is something we are composed of, not something outside us: 'There is a constant interchange between us and nature when we are breathing, and dancing heightens awareness of our breath. So when we dance we can't help but feel part of nature.'"

There Were Trees

There Were Trees
"The first performance of this summer series entitled there were trees took off last Thursday, May 25. The work was performed at Three Creeks Confluence, which is a wooded area right next to the Jordan River with three Utah creeks running under it. The first placement of audience chairs faced the river, within view of the sun sliding down the horizon."

$1.2M to 'daylight' 3 creeks

$1.2M to 'daylight' 3 creeks
"But just as nature will change its course, so will the philosophy and needs of urban planning, and in cities across the country, creek 'daylighting' — or returning them to a natural state — is taking hold. One such project involving Red Butte, Emigration and Parleys creeks will begin next year to expose 200 feet near their confluence with the Jordan River at 900 West and 1300 South."