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 conceiving a pioneering Bus Rapid Transit system to creating parks that minimize flooding and pedestrian-only zones, Lerner has been the visionary behind a host of innovative urban projects. Join Jaime Lerner at the Museum of the City of New York on Wednesday, October 15 for Lessons from Brazil, a discussion of his new book Urban Acupuncture (Island Press, September 2014), which celebrates initiatives from cities around the world that uplift their communities—from Barcelona’s bustling La Boqueria market to Seoul’s revitalized Cheonggyecheon River. 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.
This event is made possible with the support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Center for the Living City, and co-presented with the Van Alen Institute.
Free for Museum; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.
A program of Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2014.
For more information, or to order tickets by phone, please call 917.492.3395.
Above photo by Daniel Katz