He holds a PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy with emphasis on sustainable development and environmental management, University of Delaware, USA; M.Sc. in History of Science and Technology, with emphasis on technological transfer, Polytechnic University, N. Y.; B.A. in Philosophy, major on sociological theory, State University “Lomonosov”, Moscow. He was research dean and professor at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC). He was director of the Latin American Social Sciences Faculty (FLACSO) – Dominican Republic. He has carried out research in many fields, author of several publications related to science, technology and environmental sustainability. At present, he is a research professor at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo.
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Design He created the “Integrated Transportation Network” in Curitiba, which is being replicated in other cities. His work deals with sustainable urban development and this has led him to cooperate with urban development planning in cities such as Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Recife, Salvador, Aracaju, Natal, Niterói, and others. He has also acted as consultant for urban issues in Shanghai, San Juan, Caracas, La Habana, Seul, and Santiago de los Caballeros. Jaime Lerner, a descendant of Polish immigrants, was born in Curitiba, Brazil, on December 17, 1937. He graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning at the School of Architecture of the Federal University of Paraná in 1964. Barely a year after he was...