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A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil (2006)

There is hope! This inspirational documentary shows a city where urban solutions are not just theory, but a reality. The film shows innovations in the areas of transportation, recycling, ... See full summary »
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There is hope! This inspirational documentary shows a city where urban solutions are not just theory, but a reality. The film shows innovations in the areas of transportation, recycling, social benefits (affordable housing), parks, and the great philosophy behind the successful leaders that transformed Curitiba in a model green city. Written by Giovanni Vaz Del Bello and Maria Terezinha Vaz

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Inspirational
2 March 2008 | by (Bradford, UK) – See all my reviews

Most environmental films are along the lines of, "You thought the world was bad? Well, actually it's worse...". How refreshing then that a film offers practical solutions from a real-life, large-scale example rather than just showing the problems. Town planners everywhere should see this. Curitba in Brazil needed solutions to the usual major problems facing a large city. A limited budget forced innovative and also environmentally friendly solutions.

What emerged was an effective bus system that rivals underground trains for efficiency, a pioneering recycling scheme that also cleaned up the city by paying people for collecting trash, housing and jobs for people on low incomes and a solution to flooding that also created beautiful park areas. All sound too good to be true? Don't judge a DVD by it's cover (the graphic design was on a budget, too), see this film!


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