Green Maps in Argentina


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Story created by Green Map NYC in June 21, 2017

Since the late nineties, Green Map System has had an important presence in Latin America. One country in which it has had a significant reach is Argentina, where multiple Green Maps have been developed that address sustainability in different regions of the country.

Three main maps have been developed covering the South American country, one focused on la Capilla de Monte, one focused on La Plata, and another focused on Buenos Aires.

The three projects were led by Dr. Ana Maria Faggi, ecologist and Flores University instructor. The first completed sections of the Buenos Aires Green Map were posted online and a printed poster was created in time for the November 1998 United Nations Climate Change conference (COP4). It included predicted sea level rise and resulting impacts on this coastal city.

These maps were the first Green Maps in Spanish -- in fact Dr. Faggi was the first to translate the Green Map Icons into Spanish. This team's excellent work has helped us understand the importance of helping sustainability concepts flow from the South to the North. Dr. Faggi worked with 30 university students each semester, and they presented their neighborhood green site surveys at October 1997's University Congress, and their Map at April 98's Congress. Dr. Faggi also presented Green Maps as an environmental education tool at Argentina's September 1998 Geography Congress, and has made several other major presentations. Dr. Faggi continues to be a good friend to Green Map System!