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  Curitiba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Curitiba is the capital city of the Brazilian state of Paraná.
Curitiba is held as a paragon of urban planning excellence.
By the 1960s, Curitiba's population had ballooned to 430,000, and some residents feared that the growth in population threatened to drastically change the character of the city.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Curitiba   (1825 words)

 Curitiba Brazil - Map
Curitiba is also a world-wide example in urbanism solutions, education and environment.
Curitiba was founded in the 17th century as a gold-mining camp, became the capital of the State of Paraná in 1854 and grew rapidly after 1940.
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Curitiba, erected in 1894, was inspired by that of Barcelona.
www.artes-curitiba.com /curitiba-brazil.htm   (1757 words)

 Curitiba, capital city of Paraná
Curitiba was born in the shade of Paraná pines a little over three hundred years ago.
Curitiba was one of the preferred places of European immigrants that arrived on Brazil since the XIX century - mainly Germans, Italians, Poles and Ukrainians.
Holder of the title of Brazilian city offering the best quality of life, Curitiba is the forerunner in terms of concern for ecology, setting up Brazil's first environmental university, the Open University of the Environment, which carries out projects relating to a sustainable economy, conservation of the ecosystem and environmental education.
www.v-brazil.com /tourism/parana/curitiba.html   (607 words)

 Curitiba, Brazil
Curitiba first outlined its Master Plan in 1965, with the main goals of limiting central area growth and encouraging commercial and service sector growth along two structural north-south transport arteries, radiating out from the city center.
Curitiba's buses carry 50 times more passengers than they did 20 years ago, but people spend only about 10 percent of their yearly income on transport.
Curitiba's infrastructure makes bus travel fast and convenient, effectively creating demand for bus use in the same way that the infrastructure of traditional cities creates demand for private motor vehicles.
www.dismantle.org /curitiba.htm   (777 words)

 Curitiba Brazil - Map and City Guide
Curitiba grew rapidly after and it is known for the sensible manner in which it became a major city without losing a comfortable life-style.
Curitiba Motel The population of Curitiba has new parks, miles of bike paths, trees everywhere, and traffic and garbage systems that officials from other cities come to study.
Curitiba's secret, insofar that it has one, seems to be simple willingness from the people at the top to get their kicks from solving problems.
www.curitiba-parana.com /curitiba-brazil.htm   (5426 words)

 Efficient transportation for successful urban planning in Curitiba
Curitiba, the capital city of the State of Paraná, experienced some of the highest growth in the country with population increases reaching an estimated 5.7% a year during those decades.
Curitiba decided to use busses as its primary means of public transport because it was not only the choice of transport in the past, it was also the most cost effective means of transport.
Curitiba’s city hall wanted to expedite bus service and recognized that one of the factors that generated delays is the hold-up in the mode of passenger payment.
www.solutions-site.org /artman/publish/article_62.shtml   (3235 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Curitiba at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Curitiba is a flat city, but just a few short miles to the east are the majestic green-capped peaks of the Serra Verde and east of that are the wonderfully subdued coastal towns, like Antonina and Paraguana.
In Curitiba, it is easy to find eco tour operators who can set you up with whatever kind of adventure you're after, whether its whitewater rafting down one of the state's rolling rivers, rappelling a few sheer cliff faces, or doing some backcountry hiking and nature watching.
Curitiba is an incredibly affordable place to visit and it makes an outstanding jumping off point for various eco-tours in the southern Brazil region.
www.epinions.com /content_156608925316   (2853 words)

 Federal Transit Administration - Issues Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Curitiba’s bus system evolved in stages over the years as phases of the Master Plan were implemented to arrive at its current form.
Curitiba’s Master Plan integrated transportation with land use planning, with the latter as the driving force, and called for a cultural, social and economic transformation of the city.
The low rate of ambient air pollution in Curitiba, one of the lowest in Brazil, is attributed to the public transportation system’s accounting for around 55 percent of private trips in the city.
www.fta.dot.gov /7694_7697_ENG_HTML.htm   (2228 words)

 Environic Foundation - Success Stories - Curitiba
When a city accepts as a mandate its quality of life; when it respects the people who live in it; when it respects the environment; when it prepares for future generations, the people share the responsibility for that mandate, and this shared cause is the only way to achieve that collective dream.
A visible manifestation of Curitiba’s commitment to education is evidenced by the Alexandria, Egypt lighthouse-inspired libraries built near public schools and open to their communities.
Business owners in Curitiba were at first reluctant to agree to a pedestrian-only sector of downtown, but agreed to try a limited trail period proposed by the Mayor.
www.environicfoundation.org /successstories/curitiba.html   (1890 words)

 Curitiba: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tupi is the name of a language family that was spoken along the brazilian coast at the time of its discovery....
Curitiba became the capital of the state of Paraná in 1854.
Curitiba is held as a paragon of urban planning[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] excellence.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/cu/curitiba.htm   (2122 words)

 Curitiba - Wikipedia
Curitiba ist eine Großstadt in Brasilien und Hauptstadt des Bundesstaates Paraná.
In Fachkreisen ist Curitiba für ihr leistungsfähiges Transportsystem mit eigenen Busspuren auf den Hauptstraßen bekannt.
Heute wird Curitiba als eines der besten Beispiele für gelungene städtische Planung der Erde betrachtet.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Curitiba   (556 words)

 VITA Curitiba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Curitiba offers a full range of medical services, including active emergency services, and has a space capacity of up to 1,860,000 square feet.
VITA Curitiba was formerly owned by a consortium, which included Phillips Medical, and was used as a showroom for Phillips Medical Technologies in Brazil.
Therefore, VITA Curitiba hospital is well positioned for growth, and is viewed by locals as a high-quality healthcare facility.
www.internationalhospital.com /English/Curitiba/Curitiba.htm   (200 words)

 FSCC World News Services: Curitiba's World-Class Congestion Cure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
CURITIBA, Brazil--Search as they may across the globe, U.S. cities interested in breaking the yoke of traffic congestion won’t find a better model than this progressive southern Brazil citistate of 2.4 million people.
Curitiba has had a string of remarkably enlightened leaders, many of them architects and planners by trade.
Curitiba has a solution for that too: a complex network of green and yellow buses (linking neighborhoods to transitways).
sustainable.state.fl.us /fdi/fscc/news/world/0003/curitiba.htm   (801 words)

 Curitiba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Curitiba is a city in Brazil, the capital of the state of Paraná;.
The name "Curitiba" comes from the Tupi word Curii Tiba, "pine", due to the high concentration of pine trees previously in the region.
In 1854, Curitiba became the capital of the state of Paraná; in 1853.
www.wikiverse.org /curitiba   (755 words)

 Curitiba Brazil - Travel Guide and Photos
Curitiba has become world renowned for its innovative urban solutions, winning a UNESCO prize for its urban development.
The average temperature during the summers is 21°C, and during the winter, 13°C. Curitiba was founded in the 17th century as a gold-mining camp, became the capital of the State of Paraná in 1854 and grew rapidly after 1940.
Curitiba has 26 parks of well-preserved environment, with rich and diversified fauna and flora.
www.curitiba-brazil.com   (1056 words)

 Curitiba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At the end of his final term as mayor of Curitiba in January 1993, polls gave him an unprecedented approval rating of 97% for achievements in his hometown that have been called everything short of a miracle.
With 1.5 million people, Curitiba is Brazil's 10th largest city and the capital of the state of Parana, 500 miles southwest of Rio de Janeiro.
Thanks to public education and support from city hall, over 70% of Curitiba's population separates paper, glass, plastic, metal and organic garbage in their homes, listening for the brass bell that clangs on the green recycling trucks that arrive weekly.
www.cdsea.org /archives/Kcontrib/curitiba.htm   (1621 words)

 Orienting Urban Planning to Sustainability in Curitiba, Brazil
Curitiba is more than a city that has a number of outstanding projects: in fact, the key to its success is the underlying, cohesive strategy--with a focus on improving life for residents and on integrated planning--that underpins all of its projects.
Curitiba is referred to as the ecological capital of Brazil, with a network of 28 parks and wooded areas.
Curitiba's officials found that the application of a city-strategy with strong, coherent governing/design values and a focus on integrated systems can be used successfully to align the actions of planning departments to meet strategic objectives.
www3.iclei.org /localstrategies/summary/curitiba2.html   (2775 words)

 SCN Curitiba's "Voluntary Sustainability" Case Study
Curitiba, Brazil, a city which grew from half a million residents in 1965 to 1.5 million inhabitants today was no exception to these typical urban problems.
Curitiba has come to be known as the "ecological capital of Brazil." This reputation was initiated primarily by the vision and efforts of the city's Mayor, Jaime Lerner, who firmly believes that "cities needed to be rediscovered as instruments of change" (Curitiba video, 1992).
For example, recycling was introduced in Curitiba's schools, and children quickly caught on and convinced their parents to sort their garbage at home and to recycle.
www.sustainable.org /casestudies/international/INTL_af_curitiba.html   (969 words)

Curitiba is a city in Brazil, comparable in size and population to Portland, Oregon.
Curitiba has four levels of service from this emergency support all the way to training, entrepreneurial incubators and markets set up for poor people to sell their wares.
When Curitiba has a problem, more than not their solution seems to be to create a park.
home.pacifier.com /~axis/S19Curitiba.html   (1115 words)

 Curitiba travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Curitiba is the largest city in the prosperous South region, and its population is largely descended from German, Ukranian, Russian, Italian and Polish immigrants.
Curitiba is about 6 hours by coach from São Paulo.
Curitiba is one of the major cities of Brazil, and you should have no difficulty getting a plane from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, or other major cities.
wikitravel.org /en/Curitiba   (365 words)

 Curitiba: A Global Model For Development
And Curitiba is the classic example of decent lives helping produce a decent environment.
When Lerner took office for the first time in 1971, the only park in Curitiba was smack downtown - the Passeio Publico, a cozy zoo and playground with a moat for paddleboats and a canopy of old and beautiful ipé trees, which blossom blue in the spring.
Curitiba had federal money to "channelize" the five rivers flowing through town, putting them in concrete viaducts so that they wouldn't flood the city with every heavy summer rain and endanger the buildings starting to spring up in the floodplain.
www.commondreams.org /views05/1108-33.htm   (2592 words)

 FRONTLINE/WORLD Fellows . Brazil - Curitiba's Urban Experiment . Introduction | PBS
Curitiba is the capital city of Paran·, one of Brazil's southernmost states.
What's different about Curitiba is that its planners have come up with some creative and inexpensive ways to go about solving universal problems for cities.
Curitiba has a radical approach to city planning, unique not only within Brazil but also globally.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/fellows/brazil1203   (371 words)

 300 anos de Curitiba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Curitiba's history reveals, since its beginning, the role represented by the community participation in events that have required serious decisions and have resulted in significant changes.
On March 29,1693, again thanks to initiatives of its own population which amounted to 90 "hearths" or families, Curitiba through its Captain-settler Mateus Leme finally have had elections that accomplished the process of the "establishment of justice", giving the hamlet village status.
From the very first actions concerning the commemorations of Curitiba's 300 years, the municipal administration has sought to develop a cultural process under the motto "commemorating is knowing".
www.vivabrazil.com /300anos.htm   (604 words)

 Curitiba Experience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The bus system of Curitiba, Brazil, exemplifies a model Bus Rapid Transit system, and plays a large part in making this a livable city.
The buses run frequently (some as often as every 90 seconds) and reliably, commuters ride them in great numbers, and the stations are convenient, well-designed, comfortable, and attractive.
The Master Plan sprang from a competition among urban planners prompted by fears of city officials that Curitiba's rapid growth, if unchannelled, would lead to the congested, pedestrian-unfriendly streets and unchecked development that characterized their neighbor city, Sao Paulo, and many other Brazilian cities to the north.
www.taxi2work.org /BRT_FTA3.html   (2113 words)

 Brazilian city raising eyebrows worldwide
Curitiba started as poor and tumultuous as any other city in the region.
Lerner was a young architect, engineer, urban planner and humanist in 1971 when he was appointed mayor of Curitiba at a pivotal time—before the inner city had lost its identity to the automobile.
"Curitiba is a city short on cynics and long on citizens," said Hawken.
oregonfuture.oregonstate.edu /part4/pf4_03.html   (759 words)

 Treehugger: Curitiba: City with a Soul
Curitiba's mould-breaking elevated access platforms load pasengers onto in 1/8th of the time of previous systems.
But it sure has been inspiring for so many people, not least of all, the residents of Curitiba, 98% of whom are happy with their city.
Curitiba is truly groundbreaking; however, most cities in Brazil have great public transportation systems (with raised platforms).
www.treehugger.com /files/2005/06/curitiba_city_w.php   (803 words)

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