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1

What is our case study for sustainable cities?

Curitiba.

2

Where is Curitiba?

City in southern Brazil.

3

Population of Curitiba?

1.8 million

4

Name the 2 aims Curitiba have to improve the environment?

Reduce pollution and waste.
Improve quality of life for residents.

5

How much budget does the city have to spend every year?

$600 million

6

Name the 3 ways Curitiba is working towards to become sustainable?

Reduce car use.
Plenty of open spaces and conserved natural environment.
Good recycling schemes.

7

How many people use the good bus systems per day?

1.4 million

8

What does an 'express' bus systems have?

Pre-pay boarding stations that reduce boarding times.
Bus only lanes that speed up journeys.

9

Who does the cheap fair benefit?

Poorer residents living on the out skirts of the city.

10

How many KM of bike paths in the city?

200KM

11

Car use is how much lower than the national average?

25%

12

Green spaced increased by how much?

0.5m squared per person in 1970 to 52m squared per person in 1990.

13

It has over ____ parks and natural areas?

1000.

14

Where were the parks and natural areas created?

Flood prone areas as no serious damage would be done if it was to flood.

15

How many trees where planted by residents ? And where?

1.5 million
Along city's streets.

16

Builders in Curitiba are given...

Tax breaks if their building projects has green space.

17

What % of rubbish is recycled?

70%

18

Paper recycling saves the equivalent of how many trees?

1200 trees per day.

19

Residents in poorer areas where streets are too narrow are given what? for doing what?

Food and bus tickets.
Bringing their recycling in to local collection centres.

20

Why is Curitiba a nice place to live?

99% of people said in a recent survey they were happy with their town.

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