Instituto Jaime Lerner, Jaime Lerner Arquitetos Associados
Jaime Lerner is an architect and urban planner. He is the founder of the Instituto Jaime Lerner and chairman of Jaime Lerner Arquitetos Associados. A former president of the International Union of Architects and three-time mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, he led the urban revolution that made the city renowned for urban planning in public transportation, environment, and social programs. He twice served as governor of Brazil’s Parana State and was responsible for an urban and rural economic and social transformation. Lerner is recognized around the world as an urban visionary, and his most significant international honors include the highest United Nations Environmental Award, as well as the Child and Peace Award from UNICEF, the World Technology Award for Transportation, and the Sir Robert Mathew Prize for the Improvement of Quality of Human Settlements. In 2010 he was nominated by Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential thinkers in the world. Lerner’s ongoing practice develops projects for the public and private sectors for cities in Brazil and abroad.