Jaime Lerner

A song of the city

15:43 •
Filmed Jan 2007 at TED2007
  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. Email
553K views

Jaime Lerner reinvented urban space in his native Curitiba, Brazil. Along the way, he changed the way city planners worldwide see what's possible in the metropolitan landscape.

Jaime Lerner
/ City evangelist

From building opera houses with wire to mapping the connection between the automobile and your mother-in-law, Jaime Lerner delights in discovering eccentric solutions to vexing urban problems. In the process he has transformed the face of cities worldwide.  Full bio.

TED Talks are free thanks to support from