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A Conversation with Jaime Lerner: Urban Acupuncture Book Talk

October 17, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: Free and open to the public.
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

A Conversation with Jaime Lerner: Urban Acupuncture Book Talk

Hear Jaime Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, talk about the pioneering urban strategies he implemented in the 1970s and ’80s that turned Curitiba into one of the world’s most sustainable cities.

To celebrate the release of his latest book, Urban Acupuncture, Lerner will share many of the ideas and initiatives that fulfilled his vision, from a groundbreaking bus rapid transit system to parks that minimize flooding to the creation of city zones reserved entirely for pedestrians. He will also revisit some of his legacy projects in other cities around the world, including the bustling La Boqueria market in Barcelona, Spain, and the revitalized Cheonggyecheon River in Seoul, South Korea.  

Following the presentation, Lerner will be joined by Nigel Jacob, co-chair, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics—Boston, and Katie Swenson, vice president, National Design Initiatives, Enterprise Community Partners, for a discussion and Q&A session. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public, and is made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Center for the Living City.

Books will be on for sale for $19.99.