Sheila Kennedy, Professor of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Principal, Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd, USA
Yellow workshop session
Yellow workshop session
Members of the workshop group elaborate on concepts during the workshop “Reduce CO2 - With technology to zero emissions” at the 3rd Holcim Forum.
PumaBús - a free public transport system for the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
The workshop focuses on carbon-minimizing innovations in the domains of construction materials and energy technologies in view of their impact on built structures throughout their life cycle – from manufacturing, to construction, to maintenance.
April 17, 2010 | Workshop Conclusion
Each workshop had a reporter whose task it was to extract the findings and conclusions of the discussions. These were then presented to the plenum in order for participants of other workshops to gain insights to different aspects of "Economy of sustainable construction".
April 17, 2010 | Yellow Workshop Part 2
Experts and participants continue to collaborate.
April 16, 2010 | Yellow Mobile Workshop
The topic-related excursion, led by Barnardo Baranda and Salvador Herrera, gave the participants of the Yellow Mobile Workshop a better understanding of how CO2 emissions can be reduced through public transportation systems.
Xochimilco is one of five lakes of the former water system in the Valley of Mexico. This freshwater lake enabled developing a farming method called “chinampa” – artificial islands, allowing several crops to grow all year round. Xochimilco has suffered one of the most radical transformations resulting from urbanization. The efforts to save the area are insufficient to address ecological needs and social aspects. New plans are envisioned for this site which is recognized by UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
PumaBús is a response to one of the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s (UNAM) greatest problems: traffic and parked vehicles occupying all main roads and blocking pedestrian zones at the campus. A free public transport system was implemented and parking in designated areas provided; the PumaBús enables movement within the campus. Further enhancements include interconnectivity with other public transport nodes and the development of Bicipuma (bicycle) routes.
Metrobús is a modern transport alternative for Mexico City. It uses a dedicated bus lane with modern buses and speciallydesigned stations to provide a safe and trustworthy service. It also provides a set of criteria for urban restructuring through public space recovery and the upgrade of the immediate surroundings. The Metrobús network covers 47.1 km and includes 81 stations. The buses are 18 m long, with a 160 passenger capacity.See more
April 15, 2010 | Yellow Workshop Part 1
Experts and participants start to collaborate on the topic of the workshop.All authors: Reduce CO2 – With technology to zero emissions (PDF, 103.19 KB) »