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Urban acupuncture
Lerner, Jaime, 1937-2021 author.
Publication Information:
Washington [D.C.] ; Covelo ; London : Island Press, [2014]

Physical Description:
xvi, 143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
"As Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner transformed his city into a global model of sustainability and livability. During more than forty years of innovation in cities, he has learned that changes do not need to be large-scale and expensive to transform -- one block, park, or person can have an outsized effect on life in the surrounding city."--Provided by publisher.
General Note:
Collection of short essays and poems on different aspects of city life and city planning.

"This is not a technical or theoretical book; it is a book filled with poetry and magic that communicates the importance of dreaming and, at the same time, being pragmatic and making things happen; to always ask if we have the right solution or if there is a better, maybe a simpler way."--Foreword.
Old Cinema Novo -- Rescuing a River -- Forbidden City -- Cali -- Do Nothing! Urgently -- Around the Clock, or The 24-Hour City -- Urban Kindness -- Musical Acupuncture -- Continuity is Life -- Street Sounds, Colors, and Scents -- Good Recycling -- People in the Streets -- Smart Car, Smart Bus -- Commitment to Solidarity -- Draw Your City -- Instructions for Performing Urban Acupuncture -- Creative Leisure vs. Industrious Mediocrity -- Self-Esteem Is Good Acupuncture -- Light Is Good Acupuncture -- Aqua-puncture -- Mobility Card -- Eco-clock -- Arborescence -- Produced Memory -- Of Parks, Squares, and Monuments -- One-Page Guide -- Urban Cholesterol -- Buildings with Dignity -- Acupuncture of Silence -- Ramblas and Galleries -- Pinprick Doesn't Hurt -- Trompe L'oeil -- Letter to Fellini -- How to Find Someone in a City -- Presence of Genius -- Markets and Street Fairs -- Bar Counter.
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