Sustainicum Collection

Consus The aim of the project is to establish a regional science-society network for sustainability innovations in Albania and Kosovo in order to strengthen the connection and collaboration of institutions in the field of higher education, research and practice.

Resource facts

  • Independent of the number of students
  • 15 to 30 min
  • Internet connection necessary
  • English

Resource Description

A song of the city (Video 15'33")(Resource ID: 557)

Jaime Lerner reinvented urban space in his native Curitiba, Brazil. Along the way, he changed the way city planners worldwide see what's possible in the metropolitan landscape. From building opera houses with wire to mapping the connection between the automobile and your mother-in-law, Jaime Lerner delights in discovering eccentric solutions to vexing urban problems. In the process he has transformed the face of cities worldwide. This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by the editors on the home page www.ted.com.

A TED Talk video by TED2007 and Jaime Lerner (Brazil).



Relevance for Sustainability
Sustainable Development Goal SDG 11 (Sustainable cities and communities)
Related Teaching Resources
No specific previous knowledge / related resources required
Sustainability criteria
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Related to local challenges / needs
  • Holistic thinking
  • Long-term thinking
  • Related to acquiring knowledge
Preparation Efforts
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Center for Global Change and Sustainability


Richard Kromp
This teaching resource is allocated to following University:
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Center for Global Change and Sustainability (BOKU Vienna)


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Pillars of Sustainability

  • social

Teaching Tools & Methods

  • Video