To develop the idea of a sustainable city, the students of High School Technical Drawing, Project partners Comenus, should understand the concept of sustainability. We also had to know what are the major problems facing large cities today. Our Prime Objective: To develop a new domestic space that responds to the current problems on one hand, urban overcrowding, because of the relentless population growth and, on the other hand, causes and consequences of global warming that are changing our environment at high speed. To do this: to understand the public space to achieve to make buildings more useful and aesthetic and urban infrastructure to meet the needs of the population, optimizing environmental conditions, the latter being the highest priority at present. Priority is necessary to pay attention to accessibility, energy efficiency, sound health and especially the environmental sustainability of its life cycle. That is, take into account the impact that will have the building for an entire life cycle, from the first building, to its public use and modification or final demolition.
“What now remains compared with what then existed is like the skeleton of a sick man. Of all the fat and soft earth, after being devastated, it is only the bare skeleton…There are some mountains which now have no more than food for bees, but not long ago were full of trees…”
These words and Plato wrote in the V century BC and since the Earth has come a long degradation process led by the hand of Man. Many are the jobs that are being made to raise awareness among companies of the peril we face unless we take radical measures. Following the work of documentation that students have been doing for teams over the last two phases of Comenius Project, some of them have done as well, simple framed works in the final phase of “solutions.” Some of these proposals are contained in video and powerpoint. These are a few:
The third phase of Comenius Project has had as a backdrop Akesberga (Sweden). There, students and professors from different countries have gathered at the College Rollingby Gymnasium to continue doing research work and enjoy a few days in coexistence. The different schools made their presentations in response to the line of work, raised at the last meeting in France, “Impact of Global Warming on Water Management.” The team effort by all students during these days, was based on the fact analyze this global problem from the standpoint of economic, social, economic and political, of which we have obtained the following results, expressed in these presentations in the form of power-point: