Jaime Lerner

Former Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil

Jaime Lerner is a Brazilian architect and urban planner, graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning from the School of Architecture of the Federal University of Paraná in 1964. Responsible for the creation and structuring of the Institute of Urban Planning and Research of Curitiba (IPPUC) in 1965, he participated in the preparation of the Master Plan for Curitiba that resulted in the physical, economic and cultural transformation of the city. He was Mayor of Curitiba for three terms: 1971/75, 1979/83 and 1989/92.