Goiânia –Journalist and environmentalist Fernando Gabeira participated, this Friday (11/18), in a debate on the city and nature during a free event at the Florata Cultural Park, which is next to the Florata Condominium, in Santo Antônio de Goiás. In an interview with the newspaper The essay, he highlighted that Goiânia follows a good path when it comes to environmental issues. “Currently, cities increasingly seek to become ecological for several reasons. They become centers of interest, where they promote great economic benefits”, he said. “I have the impression that the capital of Goiás is very peaceful in this environmental sense. , there are other good ways to respect nature and they are defined by the population”, he continued.
For him, spaces like the Florata Condominium are examples of how important it is to seek choices that benefit the planet through environmental development. “Here, we are in an extensive area that unites park, ecology and simultaneously becomes a condominium farm environment. Therefore, it is the search for a new economic path of survival based on a certain respect for nature”, he described to the AIR🇧🇷
In addition to Gabeira, the architect Robson de Almeida, director of the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro and former president of the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (Iphan) will participate in the event; architect and landscaper Yara Hasegawa, creator of the Goiás Urban Development Institute; and the architect Luiz Fernando Teixeira, known as Xibiu.
The debate is part of the program of the “Day of Brazilian Studies: nature and the city”, an event held by the Center for Brazilian Studies of the Federal University of Goiás (CEB/UFG) sponsored by the Goiás Regional Engineering Council (Crea/GO) and support from Sociedade Cultural Elysium and Instituto Biapó.
Florata Cultural Park
During the event, held at the Florata Cultural Park, studies and visits were also carried out, since the former pasture area has become a park with over 370 thousand square meters and is receiving planned occupation in its surroundings. Part of the area is undergoing an environmental recovery process through the implementation of an agroforestry, a planting technique that combines agricultural and tree crops and that has already provided the harvest of more than 60 tons of organic food. Trails, an Atlantic Forest reserve in the middle of the Cerrado, a lake and a meliponary are other attractions of the place, which has an Open Art Gallery with more than 10 pieces by different artists.
In addition to the dialogues, the event featured the launch of the booklet “Restoring Nature”, made together with students from the municipality of Santo Antônio de Goiás, with the support of Crea, and the book “The forest and the city”.