Sustainable Architecture: Viviane Cunha at TEDxRio+20

According to structural calculations of Viviane Cunha, that has dedicated herself for 25 years to studying the relationship between architecture and sustainability, 40% of our consumption of natural resources is due to civil construction. As is 70% of urban waste, that reaches 9 million tons/year. With this scenario and the threat of greenwashing, people currently consume more cement than food. Viviane believes that making people aware and mobilizing them to adopt alternatives is simple, with the substitution of gravel for refuse from another project or living roofs, it is a statistic solution. “In a world that is growing in population every day, this is the basis of a new reality.”

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

About TEDx

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