One of the lesser known Brazilian cities, at least internationally, Curitiba, is an urban planning gem. We’ve heard it all before, prioritizing pedestrians before people, urban parks, good mass transit, etc. In reality, it rarely gets done in modern cities. However, in Curitiba, it did and it worked. This circumstance exists in large part due to the progressive ideas and strength of conviction of Jaime Lerner. Please click on this link for an interesting and enjoyable video . . .
About Bill Adams
Bill Adams is the founder and chief editor of UrbDeZine. He is also a partner in the San Diego law firm of Norton, Moore, & Adams, LLP. He has been involved with land use and urban renewal for nearly 25 years, both as a professional and as a personal passion. He currently sits on the boards or committees of ,The Public Interest Advocacy Collaborative, San Diego Historic Streetcars, The Food and Beverage Association of San Diego County, and the Heal the Gash Committee (reconnecting communities divided by freeways).