Lessons from Brazil: A Conversation with Architect and Urbanist Jaime Lerner
Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30 pm
During his three terms as mayor of Curitiba, Brazil in the 1970s and ’80s, architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner transformed his city into a model of sustainable living. From its pioneering Bus Rapid Transit system to parks that minimize flooding and city zones reserved for pedestrians, Lerner has been the visionary behind a host of innovative urban projects. In Urban Acupuncture (Island Press, September 2014), he celebrates initiatives from cities around the world that uplift their communities, from Barcelona’s bustling La Boqueria market to Seoul’s revitalized Cheonggyecheon River.
This event is made possible with the support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Center for the Living City. Former NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and noted author and urbanist Roberta Brandes Gratz will join Jaime following his presentation for a community conversation.
Free for Museum members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.
For more information, or to order tickets by phone, please call 917.492.3395.
Above photo by Daniel Katz