CURITIBA, the capital of the state of Paraná and metropolis of south-eastern Brazil, is considered to be an outstanding example of sustainable urban planning and living.
In order to overcome its huge urban problems, the city planners of Curitiba have, for the past 40 years, come up with creative, cost-efficient and sustainable solutions. These solutions have bestowed a very high quality of life for its citizens.
The way, in which, Curitiba faced its social, ecological and economical challenges, made the city famous in Latin America and beyond. Creating an example for other cities, both in the developing and the developed world.
This documentary takes a look at the “Curitiba Phenomenon”, and tries to offer some insight into its alternative approach to problem-solving.
Produced, directed and edited by:
Jörg Pibal and Paul Romauch
Director of photography:
Sound and soundmix:
Format: HDV, 16:9
Running time: approx. 45 min.