Urban Acupuncture
156 pages, 5 1/4 x 8
46 colour photographs and illustrations
Release Date:01 Mar 2016
Release Date:16 Sep 2014

Urban Acupuncture

Island Press

Through his pioneering work, Jaime Lerner has learned that changes to a community don’t need to be large-scale and expensive to have a transformative impact—in fact, one block, park, or a single person can have an outsized effect on life in the surrounding city. In Urban Acupuncture, his first work published in English, Lerner celebrates these “pinpricks” of urbanism – projects, people, and initiatives from around the world that ripple through their communities to uplift city life. With meditative and descriptive prose, Lerner brings readers around the world to streets and neighborhoods where urban acupuncture has been practiced best.

Jaime Lerner is a renowned architect and urban planner who served three terms as mayor of the city of Curitiba, Brazil and two terms as governor of the State of Paraná.
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