As I posted on Tuesday, I helped my friend with her market day at the French Market at La Plaza in the City of Knowledge/Ciudad del Saber.
The main thing that struck me as I visited the COK for the first time in a few years was how clean it was. COK has its own recycling program and there are garbage cans and recycle bins everywhere. Waste management has clearly been a priority everywhere in the community. Our table was not far from a bank of garbage and recycle bins and I watched several times as staff demonstrated which been the different types of recyclable went in to.
The communal spaces have been laid out beautifully and great thought put into how best use old buildings and green spaces. There are wide roads and large sidewalks and yet parking lots are also tucked here and there to make sure that cars aren’t lining the roadways.
When we arrived it looked like there was a road race or walk that had just begun with the starting line at the sports field nearby:
I found this video that demonstrates the transformation of Ciudad del Saber into a leading edge, sustainable community and workplace. Enjoy this little, different slice of Panama when I was not…in the campo.