The Smart City Learning from Curitiba


Robert Lundahl had been invited to film at INPE, the Brazilian Space Agency, to discuss and film a story about networked satellites for visual monitoring of the Amazon Forest environment.

Curitiba, Brazil came into the viewfinder of the RL | Ateam, which Mayor Jaime Lerner had turned into a city of systemic sustainability.

RL | A compared Curitiba’s urban structure, the moving, interlocking parts, with a computer system — as U.N. Development Programme representative Jonas Rabinovitch points out in a key interview.

This thirty minute documentary includes studio segments taped at John Gage’s Berkeley home. Alan Jacobs, professor of Urban Design at U.C. Berkeley, and William Mitchell, Dean of the School of Architecture at MIT, and author of “City of Bits,” are featured. John Gage hosts.