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Introduction to the communities of Monteverde and Cerro Plano

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Title:
Introduction to the communities of Monteverde and Cerro Plano
Translated Title:
Introducción a las comunidades de Monteverde y Cerro Plano ( )
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Book
Language:
English
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Monteverde Institute
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Subjects / Keywords:
Strategic planning--Costa Rica-- Monteverde, Puntarenas
Strategic planning--Costa Rica--Cerro Plano, Monteverde, Puntarenas
Community development
Population forecasting
Traffic forecasting
Sustainable Futures 2004
Scenario planning
Community patterns
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Summary:
Description of the Monteverde and Cerro Plano communities as a basis for scenario planning.
Summary:
Descripción de las comunidades de Monteverde y Cerro Plano como base para planeamiento del escenario.
Language:
English

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University of South Florida Library
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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesIntroductiontothe CommunitiesofMonteverde and Cerro Plano Presenter: TrentJones

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesOverallPatternsforthecommunity •Enforce existing environmental laws; Costa Rica ha s very useful environmental laws, but they are not strongly enfor ced in the Monteverde region •Create a green structure using street trees and pa rks to run through the town of Monteverde; this connects the forest on the outside to the new green spaces on the inside, reinforcing the biologi cal corridorsthat are crucial to wildlife •Create paths along corridors to create more divers e experiences for people in the town and to avoid walking on the street wher e possible –Pathways should allow pedestrians to experience bi o diversity –The green network should reconnect severed bio cor ridors•Initiate a viable local transportation system so t hat local people and tourists do not have to use their cars to access sites of in terest, do errands or take children to school Presenter: TrentJones

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesResidential Patterns •Increase the amount of vegetation in the residential areas by planting vegitativebuffers and occasional windbreaks •Build on lot sizes that allow for proper sanitation, or develop bio filtration systems •Develop community centers

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesCenterPatterns: •Minimize all negative environmental impacts •Create public plazas in the centerof the community •Add vegetation to the community to add shade, decrease impervious surfaces and control dust

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesEnvironmental Conditions •Grey and blackwatermust be treated in green infrastructure system before filtering into local r ivers and streams •The green network should illustrate how such syste ms can be used to improve water quality by:–Use of composting toilets–Welldesignedwastewatertreatmentfacilities–Bio filtration methods –improvement of stream buffers–re-vegetation of steep slopes.

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesPattern Summary •Enforcement of environmental laws•The green network should reconnect severed bio corridors to preserve wildlife •Separate pedestrians from vehicular traffic•Development of community centers•Initiation of public transportation system•Improve community water quality

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesMonteverdeis in a Stage of Rapid Growth 141 87 31 NumberofHouses 2001-2002 1992 1986 Year 1974 1380 846 522 186 Population 2020 2010 2001-2002 1992 1986 Year MonteverdesPopulation Growth MonteverdesHousing Growth•Because rapid growth is occurring in the town of C erro Plano it is important to make plans for this towns future.

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJones InventorySustainableFutures2001Inventario Traffic/ Trfico CurrentTrafficConditions

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJones SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJones ProjectedTrafficConditions Due to the increase in traffic Private transportati on is not a sustainable alternative for the town of Cerro Plano. Cerro Plano must be d esigned for the pedestrian and public transport must be easily accessible

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesGrowthofCerro Plano •Cerro PlanosRural Character

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesGrowthofCerro Plano •Ifdevelopmentgoesunplannedsprawlwilloccurand allpartsofCerro Plannowillbe developed

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesContext Map: Cerro Plano and Vicinity

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesInventory -Cerro PlanosTown Centers

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesInventory -Cerro PlanosNeighborhoods

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesInventory -Cerro PlanosRecreational Areas

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesInventory -Cerro PlanosInstitutional Buildings

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesTown of Cerro Plano

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJones Reserves SurroundingCerro Plano Cerro Plano Santa Elana Monteverde

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesRe vegetation • Forest enclosed road •Overhead canopy•Green space connections•Speed reductions•Mitigation of rainfall induced erosion •The natural sponge, replenishing the aquifer

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesDetailedAnalysisofGreenConnections throughCerro Plano

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJones10 Meter RiverBuffers

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJones50 Meter RiverBuffers

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesVegitatingStreamBuffers Vegetation• Forest enclosed stream •Stream erosion reduced by soil stabilizing tree roots •Mitigation of rainfall induced erosion by overhead canopy •Stream quality is greater within shadow zone of tree canopy due to temperature stabilization, water clarity, and development offset

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesBiologicalCorridorConnections

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesImportantBioConnections

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesEl Sendero Pacifico Trail

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesSecondaryTrails

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesTrailStandards •Ifa trailisbuiltproperlyitwill last much longer and errosionwilloccurata slowerrate.

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesSteppingstones •Stepping stones may provide dry footing through we t terrain. Choose a large rock of at least100 pounds for each stepping stone. One with a flat face will ensure good footi ng. However, some trails may need to be closed if constant muddy conditions exist. For use in muddy low spots of the trail

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesCheck steps and check dams Check steps and check dams slow the flow of water in gullies and down slopes in order to prevent further erosion and to allow silt to build up behind the structures.

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SustainableFutures2004 Presenter: TrentJonesSideCutting If correctly sloped, water will continue to run down the hillside instead of errodingthe trail. An occasional culvert should be added to remove excess water from the trail.