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Sustainable Cities Pavilion

ciudades sostenibles

In the Pavilion of Sustainable Cities, the following messages were conveyed:

  • They are a key to the planet’s sustainability.
  • They make inclusion and social equality easier.
  • They improve the life quality of its residents.
  • It trains responsible leaders and citizens.
  • They are planned from a comprehensive vision of the territory, including social, economic and environmental aspects.
  • They guarantee the flow of resources, goods and services and their appropriate management.
  • They are essential for reducing risks and vulnerability in case of natural disasters.
  • The prioritized components were city and territory, vulnerability and risks, mobility/transport, sustainable building, environmental quality (air, land, water) and waste, water resources, energy efficiency, green areas, urban biodiversity, marine coastal areas and food security.

Modules of the Pavilion

Welcome wall
Provides and introduction to the Pavilion, explaining how cities are growing and how they consume energy, sometimes unnecessarily.

Imagen 15 - Muro de Bienvenida

Real and Ideal Cities
Two cases of sustainable cities –following a climate change adaptation process- were presented: Curitiba and Boston.
Imagen 16 - Ciudades Reales e ideales

City and territory
The general aspects defined by INDECI for land planning and management were presented. Furthermore, a video of Bogota land management was presented. The visitors were invited to play with a scale model of the city, while accompanying the explanation.
Imagen 17 - Ciudad y Territorio

Risk and vulnerability
The main risks faced by the cities, such as rainfall, landslides, floods, fires, etc. were presented. Also, 3 maps were exhibited on rails showing what would happen if cities fail to adapt and mitigate their CO2 emissions, what would happened if they manage to do it (by 2100), and finally cities that are humankind heritage.
Imagen 18 - ciudades en riesgo

Water resources
The world’s water distribution was presented. Peru, according to the map, has enough water. But then its distribution in 3 basins is shown, evidencing that wherever there are more people there is less water. Also, a glacier sculpture was exhibited, to raise awareness on the glacier-melting problem.
Imagen 19 - Recursos Hidricos

Marine Coastal areas
The relationship between the sea and the cities was emphasized, as well as the number of coastal cities in Peru, what is a tsunami, how it is produced and examples of what would be a tsunami’s reach if it occurred in 4 Peruvian cities. Last but not least, sea services were presented.
Imagen 20 - Marino costero

Sustainable building
A nut system was exhibited in this area, with infographics of an eco-efficient building and 3 examples of sustainable building in Peru, worked by architecture students from UPC university (Bamboo houses in Mancora, a house in the Rainforest, and a house in Puno).
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Infographics showed how energy-efficient are the countries in the world, which was also shown in a picture of the world “with the lights on” taken by the NASA. Last but not least, there was an exhibit on what could we do to better use energy.

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Mobility and transport
A video of the transport situation in Mexico was projected, a similar reality to Peru. It was also shown the degree of pollution caused by the most popular transportation means in Lima. Last but not least, visitors were asked to indicate, using bottle caps, what transportation means they use.
Imagen 23 - Movilidad y Transporte

Environmental quality and waste
A graphic with waste information was presented, together with an exhibit on water, air, land and noise pollution, and what can we do about it.

Green areas and public spaces
A graphic with information was presented, as well as a vertical garden with pots presenting the benefits of green areas and examples of what is going on in Lima.

Imagen 25 - Areas verdes y espacios publicos

Urban agriculture and food security
It was explained what would happened with certain types of foods in Peru and the world due to climate change, and how some crops will have to adapt. Moreover, two videos on food waste -made by the FAO- were projected, and interesting numbers on tea issues were presented.

Imagen 26 - Agricultura Urbana

Mapping Caral
A video mapping was presented showing how 5 000 years ago, a sustainable and efficient city already existed in Peru.

Imagen 27 - Video maping Caral