One of our regular readers, Allegra Williams, is the city’s neighborhood planner and was the manager of last June’s Innovative Cities Conference. She attended a conference on cities in Brazil earlier this year and heard urban specialist Jaime Lerner (architect, urban planner, former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, and a former state governor in Brazil) speak about his vision for cities. Allegra sent along this link to the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) website with a video of Jaime Lerner speaking about city design and singing about sustainability. The clip is about 15 minutes, and the singing is at the end.
This is the TED mission:
We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other. This site, launched April 2007, is an ever-evolving work in progress, and you’re an important part of it. Have an idea? We want to hear from you.