(graphic courtesy of Ariadne dos Santo Daher, Jaime Lerner Architecture)
Curitiba is a model of urban-scale sustainability in a number of regards. The photo and graphic illustrate the macro-scale planning that organizes the City around a series of "structural axes" where density and activity are concentrated. High frequency and relatively high speed busses travel these axes, stopping at transportation hubs and nodes of activity where City services are dispersed throughout the City to "citizenship centers." In subsequent posts, I will explore how innovations in areas like transport, waste management, governance, parks and infrastructure (especially stormwater management) are integrated with this network.