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Jaime Lerner      

Governor of Parana, Brazil and Urban Planner; Former Mayor of Curitiba

Jaime Lerner is an architect and urban planner, founder of the Instituto Jaime Lerner and chairman of Jaime Lerner Arquitetos Associados (JLAA). Former president of the UIA -- International Union of Architects in the 2002/2005 term, three-time mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, he led the urban revolution that made the city renowned for urban planning, public transportation, environmental social programs and urban projects. He served as governor of Parana State twice and conducted an economic and social transformation both in the urban and rural areas.

His international awards include the highest United Nations Environmental Award (1990), Child and Peace Award from UNICEF (1996), the 2001 World Technology Award for Transportation, and the 2002 Sir Robert Mathew Prize for the Improvement of Quality of Human Settlements. In 2010 Lerner was nominated among the 25 most influential thinkers in the world by the Time magazine and in 2011, in recognition for his leadership, vision and contribution in the field or sustainable urban mobility, he received the Leadership in Transport Award, granted by the International Transport Forum at the OECD. JLAA practice develops projects for the public and private sectors for cities in Brazil and abroad, such as Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Braslia, Florianpolis, Recife, Luanda (Angola), David (Panama), Durango, Oaxaca, Mazatln (Mexico) and Santiago de Los Caballeros (Dominican Republic).

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Jaime Lerner - Uma História de Sonhos Trailer

Documentário sobre Jaime Lerner, arquiteto e urbanista brasileiro conhecido mundo afora pelos seus projetos que levam em consideração o meio ambiente.

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