Ecocity favorite and one of our past featured presenters Jaime Lerner recently gave a very enlightening and humorous lecture on urban planning at the annual TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference. Jaime really knows what he’s talking about, and as the former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil he has the track record to prove it. Curitiba is an amazing example of what we can do with today’s technology and tomorrow’s thinking. Listening to Jaime talk about his ideas is sure to make you laugh – and think.
“With maverick flair and a strategist’s disdain for accepted wisdom, Jaime Lerner re-invented urban space in his native Curitiba, Brazil. Along the way he managed to revolutionize bus transit, awaken green consciousness in a populace accustomed to litter and blight, and change the way city planners and bureaucrats world-wide conceive what’s possible within the tangled structure of the metropolitan landscape. “