• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 20.5    |    
  • 00:50    |    
    What positive and negative aspects of Guatemala City did you see on your recent visit?
  • 04:22.5    |    
    What are your thoughts on LEED standards?
  • 07:10    |    
    What are the ecological advantages of the ravines in Guatemala City?
  • 11:00    |    
    Should the ravines be protected so that any type of use is prohibited?
  • 14:55.5    |    
    How should contaminated water flowing into the ravines be treated?
  • 19:38    |    
    What ecological issues should urban planning take into consideration to handle the future growth of Guatemala City?
  • 25:55.5    |    
    What are the consequences of cutting down trees to accommodate development?
  • Transportation and traffic
  • 32:54    |    
    From an ecological point of view, what are the major differences between Guatemala 48 years ago and today?
  • 37:01    |    
    Final words
  • 39:01    |    
    Final credits

Ecological Issues in Guatemalan Landscapes

  | 19 de enero de 2010  | Vistas: 112

Facultad de Arquitectura UFM

About this video

In this interview, Richard T. T. Forman talks about the ecological issues currently facing Guatemala City and how the city’s topographical features affect urban design and planning. He also talks about green building, energy efficiency, the challenges of transportation and traffic, and public health issues related to industry and contamination of the city’s ravines. Forman explains that architecture and ecology are closely related and architects are increasingly taking ecological issues into consideration and applying LEED standards to their projects. He promotes the idea of thinking environmentally and looks at the serious ecological consequences of eliminating trees and vegetation and replacing them with concrete.



Ecological Issues in Guatemalan Landscapes
Richard T. T. Forman

Bussiness School Building, EN - 605
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, January 19, 2010

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, January 2010
Camera: Mario Estrada, Jorge Samayoa; digital editing: Mynor de León; index and synopsis: Diana Pishquí; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Carlos Petz/Daphne Ortiz




Richard T. T. Forman is the PAES Professor of Landscape Ecology…


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