28 Dec '11, 9pm

Green cities on the cheap: Low-cost solutions for a sustainable world:

Green cities on the cheap: Low-cost solutions for a sustainable world:

This interview originally appeared in The Dirt . Jaime Lerner was elected mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, in 1971, and reelected two more times before serving as governor of the Brazilian state of Paraná. As mayor, Lerner devised a number of low-cost solutions and innovative partnerships with the public and private companies that turned Curitiba into a model green community. He has won a number of major awards for his transportation, design, and environmental work, including the United Nations Environment Award. In 2002, Lerner was elected president of the International Union of Architects. Today, he is principal of Jamie Lerner Associated Architects . Q. You've argued that cities are the solution to climate change, not the problem. What is the case for this? A. Well, my point of view is that there are many, many answers to what would be the best way to avoid climate change. A ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/smart-cities/2011-12-28-green-cities...

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