Words matter. These are the best Jaime Lerner Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
There are three major issues now that are becoming important, not only for cities, but for all mankind: Mobility, sustainability – which is linked to mobility – and social diversity.
If you provide good alternatives for public transport, you won’t have traffic problems.
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 city die.
The design of a city is like a strange archeology.
Every city has to deal with the problem of cars and public transport.
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 years, no matter the scale or the financial conditions.
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 city is a process that you start, and then give the population space to respond.
A city is like a family portrait – you don’t tear it up if you don’t like your uncle’s nose.
Garbage removal is a citizen responsibility.
Bureaucracy is like a fungus that contaminates everything.
Cities are not problems. They are solutions.
A car is like a mother-in-law – if you let it, it will rule your life.
We have to change from ‘ego-architecture’ to ‘eco-architecture.’
A lot of people assume that the expensive ideas are the most effective ones, but that is simply not true.
Brazil will change when its cities change.