The main objective of #YCL2019Immersion was to create an experience where young people could learn climate change in theory, understand it in practice, and work on hands-on projects to start their careers in this field. Therefore, the participants' main assignment to be delivered in the journey was to develop a project that consisted of a solution to be implemented to improve our cities.
Hereby we are proud to present the projects developed during the immersion - they are 4 main projects focused on 4 sub-themes related to Sustainable Cities: urban mobility, energy, food & agriculture, and urban planning. On this post, you will find the details related to the urban mobility project.
We thank all the experts for their inputs and recommendations to make sure that the projects were meaningful and had great potential of being implemented after the journey. Additionally, thank you ICLEI Jury for helping our participants with your critics and suggestions. All our participants left this journey eager to make them to the next level.
Felipe Sá, Gereon Fju Mewes, Gerald Imo, Luciana Brandão, and Sibu Szymanowska
People need more support and incentives to change their behavior towards cleaner transportation options. The current options available for people comparing modes of transportation (ie: google maps) are biased towards car-use and don't show all the information that is necessary so individuals can make the best, most efficient and healthier decision (ie: carbon emissions, parking-time, walking distance from house to car, kcal burned, etc). Reference: The "car effect": an irrational bias toward automobiles
The solution proposed
First planet-friendly route planning software! Users will be able to keep track of their impact. hOw2gO will show how much money and carbon emissions were saved and how many calories were burned. At the end of each recommended route, the user receives points and achievements for avoiding car usage that can result in potential rewards (discounts, etc.) that could be provided by local partners.
Improve: traffic efficiency, health + environmental consciousness, trip planner options + access to information
Reduce: Noise and air pollution, Carbon emissions, Car dependency, Travel costs, Barriers to entry for transport market
The group prepared a screen scheme to help you visualize the final product of the extension:
Check the Urban Mobility pitch & soluction canvas HERE.
Check also the remaining Group projects developed in #YCL2019Immersion:
ENERGY: The Green Building Guide - a Communication Toolkit is for tenants to convince their landlords to increase energy efficiency and implement renewable energy solutions, therefore it will be possible to reduce the GHG emissions associated with the energy consumption in buildings. The Communication Toolkit takes the form of a brochure and a website (by Anna Klaffschenkel, Daniel Kim, Flávia Perucci, Karima El Azhary and Sara Nyberg)
FOOD & AGRICULTURE: A proposed program that enables the children to impart knowledge about food production through methodologies like the gamification of the farming process as well as real-life experience. We aim to mitigate climate change by spreading awareness among future generations and within their social environment. (by Ana Carolina Corrêa, Flávia Christo, Manoj Kumar, Rachel Shi, and Silmarie Crespo-Vélez)
URBAN PLANNING: A training program in solar panel installation for environmental migrants in the city, that would give them formal employment, at the same time contribute to a more sustainable society with less carbon emissions (By Anna Yuruyeva, Ana Carsalarde, Daniel Patrick Howard, Evelyn Salas and Zara Amer).