New York City- October 16, 2014
Venue: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus,
Library Alumni Reading Room,
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm, reception to follow
*Please note time change to 4pm start and room change to the Library Alumni Reading room.
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.