Founder and President, Instituto Jaime Lerner; Governor of Paraná, Brazil (1994—2002); Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil (1971—1975, 1979—1984, 1989—1992)


Jaime Lerner is an architect and urban planner, and Founder of the Instituto Jaime Lerner in Curitiba, Brazil, where as mayor for three terms he led an urban revolution that made the city renowned for urban planning, public transport and environmental social programmes. He also served two terms as Governor of the state of Paraná from 1994 to 2002, responsible for economic and social transformation. He was President of the International Union of Architects (UIA) in 2002–05, and recipient of international awards including the UN Environmental Award (1990), the UNICEF Child and Peace Award (1996), the 2001 World Technology Award for Transportation, and the UIA’s 2002 Sir Robert Matthew Prize for the Improvement of Quality of Human Settlements. In 2011 he received an OECD award for Leadership in Transport.