Sustainable Urban Living - Curitiba

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Where is Curitiba?
Brazil
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What are its methods of sustainable living?
Creating green space, waste recycling, water conservation and energy conservation.
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How do they conserve water?
Enforcing hosepipe bans, water metres, rainwater collection, public awareness campaigns.
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How successful is it?
Ranks above average in water conervstion on a per capita basis, 2nd lowest water conservation for cities in S America, consumes 150l a day compared to the 17 city average of 264l.
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How do they recycle waste?
separate into organic and non - organic and recycled. Green exchange for low income workers.
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How successful?
Recycles 2/3 of rubbish and creates new goods with it. One of the first in the world to start recycling.
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How do they create green space?
Builders of skyscrapers are allowed extra height if they create green space outside or give money for green spaces. It reduces flooding and urban sprawl.
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How successful?
50m2 of green space per person compared to 2m2 in other cities. Created 28 parks.
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How do they conserve energy?
Trains have wider doors to reduce idling and times. Buses can carry 4,000 a day compared to 1,000 average. Cheap effective transport encourages people not to drive. Different colours for different bus routes.
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How successful?
Lowest rate of pollution in Brazil. 84% of energy comes from hydroelectric power - renewable energy source.
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