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Cordillera Sur

RECNET and the UNESCO Chair on Sustainability of the UPC promoved and oriented an alliance in Bogota among IDIGER, the Botanical Garden of Bogota and Colombia and the UNESCOSOST office in Colombia, to implement this process of urban transformation in an area affected by environmental risks.


By 2011 the site was the scene of a mass landslide phenomenon involving the resettle of hundreds of families living in it.


The project Cordillera Sur includes different socio-environmental restoration in the territory, in order to recover the area. In view of the complexity representing the case for the urban context of the city, the Interadministrative Cooperation Agreement No. 494 of 2014 were developed, which conceives the implementation of socio-environmental actions for sustainable risk mitigation.


The overall objective of the project seeks to join efforts for the development of socio-environmental actions to facilitate recovery, renaturation and appropriation of territory affected by risk in the sectors of South Range, cute Earth Summit and Zajón of La Estrella, in the town Ciudad Bolivar, in Bogota.


It is noteworthy that in order to strengthen local capacities and training for employment, the "Diploma in Agroecology and risk management with citizen participation" were developed under the agreement, a training program with 160 hours of theoretical classroom and practices that seek to train about 40 people in the sector on issues related to the overall sustainability of the territory.



Video Cordillera Sur

The physical works on site are represented mainly in the proper management of surface and subsurface waters, ecological restoration of ecosystems in the area, implementation of works of bioengineering, landscaping and renaturation, focused mainly in promoting the social appropriation of the recovered territory, through outreach, awareness and motivation for communities in the area, so that may help mitigate the threat condition, vulnerability and risk to processes of mass removal. 

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