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Presentation in ECOCITIES venue (Nantes, France)

Events 26/09/2013
La Cité, Nantes
Summary
(English) The Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair on Sustainability, Dr. Jordi Morató, make a presentation entitled "Recycling the City: Rethinking the transformation of cities. Moravia (Medellín, Colombia) as an example of transformation of urban degraded areas", at the ECOCITY 2013 World Summit, in Nantes.
 

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Presentation from the Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair on Sustainability, Dr. Jordi Morató, at the ECOCITY World Summit, entitled:

Recycling the City: Rethinking the transformation of cities. Moravia (Medellín, Colombia) as an example of transformation of urban degraded areas. 

OD2. Streamlining the city through social and environmental engineering

The cross-discipinary mobilisation of life sciences, social sciences and climatology form a new body of knowledge supporting the transition of cities. What concepts, methodologies and tools can help to accelerate and streamline the city? How to act on biodiversity, mobility and public space to transform the cities? Can the various approaches reduce the transition costs? How can they be replicated?

Dr. Jordi Morató will speak about the environmental and social project recovery of the old city landfill, El Morro de Moravia, which has been developed since 2005, has shown significant results in order to solve the existing health and environmental problems, due to high levels of pollution caused by improper management of municipal waste and poor water management network. The infiltration of rainwater and the informal wastewater drainpipes that come out of the houses placed by the community enhances the problem of the uncontrolled leachate. The participation and empowerment activities have generated links on the damaged social structure, while have been linked to the community in the recovery process and maintenance of urban space.

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75 countries, 541 cities, 200 Mayors from around the world present during the two events, 750 contributions examined and 450 speakers in Nantes, including more than 50 international specialists at conferences and sessions
 

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