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What is the population of Curitiba?

1.8 million. It is the 8th largest city in Brazil

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Why is Curitiba seen as a role model for planning and sustainability in cities world wide?

Because of its sustainable qualities.

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What was the 1968 Curitiba master plan?

To control urban sprawl
To reduce traffic in the city centre, develop public transport
Preserve the historic sector.

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What did the 1968 Curitiba master plan emphasise to ensure?

An appropriate quality of life for residents, concern for the environment and sustainability.

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What are the four elements of the Bus Rapid Transport?

1st Brazilian city to have dedicated bus lanes

1. Direct line buses, which operate from key pick up points.
2. Speedy buses, which operate on the five main routes into the city and have linked stops.
3. Inter-district buses, which join up districts without crossing the city centre.
4. Feeder mini-buses which pick people up from residential areas.

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What does COHAB, the city's public housing programme believe?

That residents should have homes- not just shelters.

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How many homes does the new housing policy they introduced provide for the urban poor?

50,000 homes

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