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Curitaba, Brazil and Transportation Ideas | November 21, 2008

Last week, we posted a video of a roundtable discussion on local/regional sustainability. This week, we bring you another video, but moving past the United States/Canada and into the international realm. The City of Curitaba (pop. 1.8 million) has an extremely well planned public transportation system utilized by over 80% of its citizens. The speaker in the video is Jamie Lerner, an urban planner/architect who became the mayor of Curitaba, and ultimately the governor of the state of Parana in Brazil. Jamie Lerner speaks about his experiences in urban planning, and focuses on Curitaba’s unique rapid bus transit system. The video is from

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  1. Thanks for posting this. I thought it was worthwhile and posted a link on my Twitter. The message is more than transportation. He breaks down accountability and working together.

    Comment by scaccesstojustice — November 26, 2008 @ 5:28 pm

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