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Curitiba, Brazil: Twenty-Five Years of Planning (UC Berkeley, 11/21, 5:30 p.m.)

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  • Asha Agrawal
    Lecture by Allan Jacobs: Curitiba, Brazil: Twenty-Five Years of Planning and Developing: Tendency is Not Destiny: Make Each Day Better Than The Last Friday,
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 18, 2008
      Lecture by Allan Jacobs: "Curitiba, Brazil: Twenty-Five Years of Planning
      and Developing: Tendency is Not Destiny: Make Each Day Better Than The

      Friday, November 21, 2008
      5:30 p.m., 112 Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley
      Reception to Follow

      Following a first visit in 1975, Professor Jacobs continued to visit and
      teach, on occasion, in Curitiba, Brazil, now a much-storied city. He
      remained involved, at least in terms of what the city was doing, until the
      mid 1990s, particularly with Jaime Lerner, the three-time mayor and later
      governor of the state of Panama. Jacobs will talk mostly about that
      remarkable 25 year plus period of planning, designing, building, social
      programming, including successes, failures, and very particularly, the
      mindset of its leaders.

      Allan Jacobs taught in the Department of City and Regional Planning from
      1975 to 2001 and twice served as its Chair. Presently he is a consultant
      in city planning and urban design. He received his Bachelor of
      Architecture degree from Miami University and studied at the Graduate
      School of Design at Harvard University. He received his master's degree in
      city planning in 1954 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he later
      taught. From 1954 to 1955, he was a Fulbright Scholar in City Planning at
      University College in London. Prior to teaching at Berkeley, Professor
      Jacobs worked on planning projects in the City of Pittsburgh and for the
      Ford Foundation in Calcutta, India, and spent eight years as Director of
      the San Francisco Department of City Planning. Honors include a Guggenheim
      Fellowship, the Berkeley Citation, and the Kevin Lynch Award from the
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Publications include The Boulevard
      Book (with Macdonald and Rofe), Great Streets, Looking at Cities, and
      Making City Planning Work.


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