Jaime Lerner: Sing a song of sustainable cities

“Jaime Lerner reinvented urban space in his native Curitiba, Brazil. Along the way, he changed the way city planners worldwide see what’s possible in the metropolitan landscape.”

Jaime Lerner: “I’m working in cities for almost 40 years, and where every mayor is trying to tell me his city is so big, or the other mayors say, “We don’t have financial resources,” I would like to say from the experience I had: every city in the world can be improved in less than three years. There’s no matter of scale. It’s not a question of scale, it’s not a question of financial resources. Every problem in a city has to have its own equation of co-responsibility and also a design.” (source: TED)


(via TED)