- marcus mangeot
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Research for the Sustainable Development of Megacities of Tomorrow - Energy- and Climate-Efficient Structures in Urban Growth Centres
Waste, if it is understood and treated as a recourse, can be a source of income and at the same time contribute to global climate and local environmental protection.
I've made a project documentation about the work of one pilot project (IGNIS) within a research program that covers currently nine projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The research is conducted by inter- and transdisciplinary teams in reference to model cities and regions. The program faces matters of urban agriculture, waste management, waste water, energy-efficient resources, environmental planning, climate protection and urban development.
The IGNIS project is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through its Future Megacities program. By implementing the project in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, one hopes to gain a deeper insight into the resource recovery from wastes in large urban centres in developing countries.
Are these approaches sustainable? What do you think? Please state your thoughts.
Here you can watch the documentaion: http://vimeo.com/39391806