"The greatest urban planner humanity has given."
Three times Mayor of Curitiba (1971 - 1975), (1979-1983), (1989- 1992).
Two times Governor of Paraná State (1995-1998), (1999 -2002)
In 1990, the United Nations awarded him the Maximum Environmental Award
Unicef honored him in 1996 for his programs "Da Rua para a Escola" (From Street to School), "Protegendo a Vida" (Protecting Life), and "Universidade do Professor" (Teacher's University)
President of the International Union of Architects (2002-2005)
A NEW CITY
"A city without conventional cars"
All garbage will be 100% recycled in Amaitlan Garden City
Transportation in Amaitlan will be by electric cars, wagons, horses, bicycles and by waterway
There will be a mixed energy use: solar, by gas, burning and conventional
All wastewater will be 100% recycled in Amaitlan Garden City
Suction drainage will be with high vacuum pumps
Buildings will be raised from the ground to avoid its damage, and allow the absorption of rainwater, prevent flooding and enable air circulation for better ventilations of buildings.
The transportation of consumable goods will be at night.
70% of the island space is conserved as a green area; other cities have only 2% of green area.
95% of the buildings will not exceed the height of the palms green mass (18 mts.)
The city will have an invisible infraestructure whose wiring system will be underground.
The street lighting is located in the trunks and the top of the palm trees. They will be operated with solar energy and biomass.
Compost generation by organic waste for natural fertilization of the plants of the garden.