Posted by: leothegeo | 2013/11/24

Parque Urbano Kaukari (Copiapó, Chile)

The Parque Urbano Kaukari is the first step towards recovering the Copiapó River bed. The project aims to develop the river bed and ‘return it to the local community as a great public space, where the people of Copiapó may reunite with their beloved river’. Kaukari stems from the extinct Kunza language and means, ‘life in the new river’.

Copiapó is located in northern Chile and is the capital of Atacama Region. It is completely surrounded by the driest desert in the world, the Atacama Desert (visit this site for stunning pictures). Approximately 158,000 people live in Copiapó (2012).

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