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3ª Roda de conversa CDEA e parceiros: Restoring Sustainability to a City that Lost it – Baltimore, USA
29 de setembro de 2020 - 16:00 até 17:30
O Centro de Estudos Europeus e Alemães e a cônsul honorária da Áustria, professora Kathrin Rosenfield, convidam para a 3ª Roda de conversa CDEA e Parceiros: Restoring Sustainability to a City that Lost it – Baltimore, USA. O evento acontece no dia 29 de setembro, das 16h às 17h30min, pelo YouTube do CDEA.
Charles B. Duff (City planner, President of Jubilee Baltimore)
Fabio Berwanger Juliano (Presidente da EPTC)
Rodrigo Tortoriello (Secretário Extraordinário de Mobilidade de Porto Alegre)
Rovana Reale Bortolini (Coordenadora de Políticas de Sustentabilidade da SMAM/PMPA)
Kathrin Rosenfield (Cônsul honorária da Áustria; pesquisadora-fundadora do CDEA)
Restoring Sustainability to a City That Lost it – Baltimore, USA
Baltimore in 1900 was a dense city of 600,000 people who lived in small spaces and got from one place to another on foot or by public transport.
Baltimore in 2020 is a city of 2.7 million people with a dense core and sprawling suburbs. Most people live in large free-standing houses and do their traveling by car.
We are not doing enough. But here are some things we’re doing:
1. Creating and restoring more neighborhoods of pedestrian density
2. Implementing new building codes for energy-efficiency
3. Building a large project next to the train station
4. Redesigning bus routes to fit the modern city
5. Creating bike lanes
We face big obstacles:
1. The city has a high crime rate, and it is hard to attract people from the suburbs to live at urban density.
2. The city has big racial problems. Neither whites nor blacks really want integrated neighborhoods.
3. The city government is amateurish.
4. The federal and state governments are run by Republicans who don’t like cities and don’t believe in climate change.