Sustainable Cities - Case Study (Urban)

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Case Study - Sustainable Cities (Urban Environments) - Curitiba in Southern Brazil

Key Facts

  • Curitiba has a population of 1.8M
  • The aim of its city planners is to 1) improve the environment; 2) reduce pollution and waste and 3) improve the residents' quality of life.
  • It has a budget of $600M every year to spend on sustainability

Curitiba has introduced a number of measures to ensure sustainability:

Reducing car use

  • There is a good bus system used by 1.4 million people every day
  • The same cheap fare is paid for all journeys which benefits the poorer residents who tend to leave on the outskirts.
  • There are over 200 km of bike paths. 
  • The bus and bike systems…


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