A NEW ECO-URBAN
Five years ago, modern building-greening technologies were barely known in Colombia. Today, our country is a leader on Green Infrastructure in the region and has one of the fastest-growing markets in the world; we enjoy the benefits of nearly 300.000 square meters of living systems installed on infrastructure over the last half decade. Our city is home to more than 10.000 urban agriculture enthusiasts.
This progress was possible thanks to many local entrepreneurs, academics, and government authorities; who believed that bringing nature to buildings could be a reality in our cities. They all contributed to make this dream come true. WGIN pushed our challenge further, by encouraging our National Green Infrastructure Network RECIVE, and by promoting our local Green Roofs Technical Guidelines (GUIA DE TECHOS VERDES DE BOGOTA).
Our country and capital city are now fertile ground for Green Infrastructure’s growth. Local entrepreneurs have developed systems with regional and overseas products adapted to our climate and ecosystems, some of which attracted the attention of international awards: DaVinci, Innovators of America, Green Talents, Endeavour, and International Star for Quality.