Curridabat, Costa Rica

Sustainable Environment

Curridabat’s Sweet City vision aims to bring the ecosystem services provided by the original natural landscape back into the city. They are implementing projects to improve biodiversity, infrastructure, habitat, coexistence and productivity. This initiative is being carried out, for example, through: the improvement of city parks; their “Sweet City Greenery Guide” which provides guidelines on the best plants to purchase for any space to help promote biodiversity; the construction of new sidewalks to make the city more pedestrian friendly; a baseline study on carbon capture; inventorying local flora and fauna; supporting community gardens; and creating a water sensitive master plan for the city that promotes the efficient use of water.