GCSE Geography - Sustainable Cities Case Study - Curitiba In Brazil

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Sustainable Cities ­ Case Study
Curitiba ­ city in southern Brazil
1.8m people
Aims is to improve the environment, reduce pollution and waste and improve the quality
of life
City has a budget of $600 to spend every year
Reducing Car use Plenty of open spaces and conserved Good recycling
natural environment schemes
Good bus system (1.4m Green space increased from 0.5m^2 70% of rubbish is
passengers per day) per person in 1970 to 52m^2 per recycled
Cheap fare is paid of all person in 1990 Poorer residents are
journeys (benefits poor Over 10000 parks and natural areas given food and bus
residents) Residents have planted 1.5m trees tickets for bringing
Over 200 km of bike paths in along the city's streets their recycling in to
the city Builders are given tax breaks if their local collection
Car use is 25% lower than the building projects include green space centres
national average.
City has one of the lowest levels
of air pollution in Brazil
Curitiba has been very successful in its aim to be sustainable
1. Reduction of car use means less pollution and use of fossil fuels. Won't
damage environment for people in the future
2. Leaving green, open spaces and conserving natural environments mean
people in the future will be able to use it
3. Recycling means fewer resources are used and there is less waste that has
to go to landfill. More resources will be available in the future
4. Curitiba is a nice place to live ­ 99% of its residents said in recent survey
that they were happy with their town.


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