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"The greatest urban planner humanity has given." 

United Nations

  • 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)

Master Plan


"A city without conventional cars"

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