Case Study- Curitiba

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what country is curitiba in?
brazil
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since 1940's what has the city planned to do?
control urban sprawl and reduce urban traffic
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what is their most important aim?
ensuring an appropriate quality of life for the residents
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what does BRTS stand for?
bus rapid transport system
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why do they use tube shaped bus stations?
they are elevated and protect the passengers from bad weather
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how long is the ecological corridor and what is its purpose?
tunnel of trees, 40metres in length, that connects all of the city's parks
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what percentage of residents are happy with their town?
99%
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what are the three main issues?
identity, mobility, sustainability
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what 6 things make the BRTS so efficient?
prepayed tickets to reduce delays/ trains and buses arrive every 60 seconds/ reserved bus lanes to avoid traffic/ 465 buslines/ will refund tickets if you've waited over 10 mins/ no-stops express lanes
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how do they help those in poverty?
exchange 5kg of rubbish for 1kg of fruit and veg (sometimes bus tokens or cash too)
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what percentage of household waste id recycled?
70%
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what are the relocation schemes for residents of the slums?
they train locals to construct new suburbs to house them
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what is special about the green space in curitiba?
sheep are used to mow the grass/ 4 times the reccomended green space per resident/
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what percentage of daily trips are made using the BRTS?
70-80%
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how does this effect the amount of carbon emissions released?
25% lower carbon emissions than the average brazilian city
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