Friday, December 6, 2013

My sister suggests 'A Convenient Truth'

In response to my posting the links to Climate news while I'm showing 'An Inconvenient Truth' and showing "An Inconvenient Truth" to my students again to Facebook, my sister suggested that I also show my students A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil.

Cities should be a solution not a problem for human beings. The city of Curitiba has demonstrated for the past 40 years how to transform problems into cost-effective solutions that can be applied in most cities around the world.

A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil is an informative, inspirational documentary aimed at sharing ideas to provoke environment-friendly and cost-effective changes in cities worldwide. The documentary focuses on innovations in transportation, recycling, social benefits including affordable housing, seasonal parks, and the processes that transformed Curitiba into one of the most livable cities in the world.

The film includes interviews from world renowned Curitiba's mayors Jaime Lerner and Cassio Tanigushi, as well as other brilliant minds who made Curitiba a world class model.
That's not a bad idea.  "End of Suburbia" is a downer and getting dated.  I might just replace it with something optimistic about a greener future for cities.  After all, I am a Crazy Eddie.

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