sustainable city

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What is Curitiba;s population?
1.8 mil
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Describe the background
Jamie Lerner became mayor of city three times (1971-51, 1979-84 & 1989-92), was governor of parana state from 1995 to 2001. $600 mil annual budget used to make Curitiba more sustainable, improving pub transport, creating more green space, recycling
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Describe the change in transport
JL pedestrianised CBD and created bus only lanes on all main roads. 1.4 mil use it per day, took 2 years to set up, 100 times cheaper than building a metro system, boarding tube to make it faster, a bus per min in rush hour, cheap fares for all journ
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200km of cycle paths, 25% lower car use than rest of brazil
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Describe the change in green space
Increased from 0.5m squared per person in 1970 to 52 squared per person in 1990. River/swamp areas used to create ring of parks around city. Residents planted 1.5 mil trees along city streets, builders given tax breaks to include green spaces
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Describe the change for favelas
Local residents given free fruit and veg for recycling litter in narrow streets, squatter settlements on swampy land have been moved, given cheap mortgages to buy new houses and trained to build it themselves
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Describe the change in recycling
70% of rubbish recycled. Paper recycling saves the equivalent of 1200 trees a day
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How has this affected curitiba?
Made it sustainable, less pollution means better quality of life for future generations. Open spaces and parks used by future generations, recoiling means less waste, less landfill, less pollution. 99% of residents said they are happy with curitiba
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Jamie Lerner became mayor of city three times (1971-51, 1979-84 & 1989-92), was governor of parana state from 1995 to 2001. $600 mil annual budget used to make Curitiba more sustainable, improving pub transport, creating more green space, recycling

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