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  • San Jose, CA, 95113
  • United States

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Date: October 27th

Time: 6:30-8:30pm PT

Venue: ZERO1

Sponsors: ZERO1, SPUR, Greenbelt Alliance, TransForm, The Center for the Living City, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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Please join ZERO1, SPUR, Greenbelt Alliance, and TransForm in welcoming Jaime Lerner to San José for an intimate discussion of Urban Acupuncture.

Three-term mayor of Curitiba, architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner has been the driving force behind a host of innovative urban projects for sustainable and livable communities around the globe. Lerner has found that changes to a community on any scale can have an outsized effect on life within the city. As Lerner states in Urban Acupuncture, “sometimes just one stroke of creativity is acupuncture powerful enough to make progress”.  

Lerner celebrates these “pinpricks” of change—interventions of lost spaces and small acts where people come together— in the English edition of Urban Acupuncture (Island Press, September 2014). Join Lerner in an intimate conversation as he invites us to re-examine the true building blocks of vibrant communities in a discussion of Urban Acupuncture

With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Center for the Living City, ZERO1, SPUR, Greenbelt Alliance, and TransForm.


ZERO1 is where art meets technology to shape the future. To fully explore what's possible tomorrow we provoke new ideas, spark experimentation, and seed creative strategies today. zero1.org

SPUR: Through research, education and advocacy, SPUR promotes good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area. A member-supported nonprofit organization, we bring people together from across the political spectrum to develop solutions to the big problems our cities face. www.spur.org

Greenbelt Alliance is the champion of the places that make the Bay Area special. We bring people together to ensure the right development happens in the right place. www.greenbelt.org

TransForm promotes walkable communities with excellent transportation choices to connect people of all incomes to opportunity, keep California affordable and help solve our climate crisis. With diverse partners we engage communities in planning, run innovative programs and win policy change at the local, regional and state levels. www.transformca.org

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. www.knightfoundation.org

The Center for the Living City was founded in 2006 with the support of urbanist, activist and author Jane Jacobs.  In the spirit of Jacobs’ work, the Center’s purpose is to enhance the understanding of the complexity of contemporary urban life and through it, promote increased civic engagement among people who care deeply for their communities. www.centerforthelivingcity.org

Island Press works to stimulate, shape, and communicate the information that is essential for solving environmentalproblems.  Today, with more than 800 titles in print and some 40 new releases each year, it is the nation’s leading publisher of books on environmental issues. Island Press advances environmental science by nurturing the exchange of ideas across disciplines and sectors, and by helping to create a multidisciplinary literature on environmental problems and solutions. For more information and further updates be sure to visit www.islandpress.org.