What makes Curitiba the most sustainable city in Brazil?

Initiatives such as dedicated green spaces, an integrated transport system and allowing people to exchange recyclable waste for bus coupons and food have propelled Curitiba into the lead on sustainability efforts. Check out our video of our time in the Brazil’s green city below, which will help bring some of the things to do in Curitiba to life:

How did Curitiba become a leading Green City?

Encouraging a culture of pride around sustainability and promoting knowledge helps to maintain the city’s greenness. Not only has Curitiba’s creative urban planning helped it become one of the world’s leading green cities, but it has also resulted in poverty alleviation and population growth.

How big is the city of Curitiba in Brazil?

Home to just under 1.9 million people, the southern city of Curitiba in Brazil is a beacon of sustainability that cities all over the world can take notes from.

How does the city of Curitiba save money?

To maintain the fields, the city uses sheep rather than mechanical means, saving its money and oil while providing manure for farmers and wool. Recycling: Curitiba recycles around 70 percent of its garbage thanks to a program that allows for the exchange of bus tokens, notebooks and food in return for recycling.

How is the public transportation system in Curitiba?

Lerner also introduced a transit system in Curitiba that most cities still can’t compete with. Around 60% of people rely on the bus network in the city, which is similar in efficiency to a light-rail system with dedicated lanes, and with buses that are separated by type – direct, fast, few stops and alimentadores, which reach the far neighborhoods.

Why is Curitiba not in the news?

Curitiba may not be in the news as much as other cities because for them, sustainability is old news: the most important changes that transformed it from a small, agricultural community into a flourishing city happened four decades ago.