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Many cities end up putting off things because they want to understand everything. They don’t understand that innovating is about starting. Taking care of a…
After working in cities for nearly 40 years, I am telling you that every city can improve its quality of life in less than three…
The design of a city is like a strange archeology.
A city is like a family portrait – you don’t tear it up if you don’t like your uncle’s nose.
Every city has to deal with the problem of cars and public transport.
A lot of people assume that the expensive ideas are the most effective ones, but that is simply not true.
Cities are not problems. They are solutions.
We can’t have landfills forever, and we can’t ask others to accept our trash.
The secret to the city is integration. Every area of the city should combine work, leisure and culture. Separate these functions and parts of the…
There are three major issues now that are becoming important, not only for cities, but for all mankind: Mobility, sustainability – which is linked to…
I have realized after all these years that a city that has a good quality of life attracts jobs. People don’t want to invest in…
I always run into these Ph.D.s. They write and write and write about sustainable development. Then these guys ask me, ‘But, how do you do…
We have to change from ‘ego-architecture’ to ‘eco-architecture.’
A system of bus rapid transit is not only dedicated lanes. You have to have really good boarding conditions – that means paying before entering…
There is little in the architecture of a city that is more beautifully designed than a tree.
If you want creativity, take a zero off your budget. If you want sustainability, take off two zeros.
Garbage removal is a citizen responsibility.
Brazil will change when its cities change.
A city grows like an organism. It is a structure of living and working together a mix of functions.
I always try to say, ‘If you want to help the environment, try to do just two things. One, use less of your car. Second,…
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