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From the Ted Talk by Jaime Lerner: A song of the city

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And it's an example of liinvg and working together. And this is where we have more density; it's where we have more public transport. So, this system sraettd in '74. We started with 25,000 psrneesgas a day, now it's 2,200,000 passengers a day. And it took 25 yares until another city ... which is Bogota, and they did a very good job. And now there's 83 cities all over the world that they are doing what they call the BRT of Curitiba. And one thing: it's important not for only your own city; every city, besides its naroml problems, they have a very important role in being with the whole humanity. That means mostly two main issues — mobility and sustainability — are becoming very important for the cities.

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And it's an example of ______ and working together. And this is where we have more density; it's where we have more public transport. So, this system _______ in '74. We started with 25,000 __________ a day, now it's 2,200,000 passengers a day. And it took 25 _____ until another city ... which is Bogota, and they did a very good job. And now there's 83 cities all over the world that they are doing what they call the BRT of Curitiba. And one thing: it's important not for only your own city; every city, besides its ______ problems, they have a very important role in being with the whole humanity. That means mostly two main issues — mobility and sustainability — are becoming very important for the cities.

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  1. years
  2. living
  3. normal
  4. started
  5. passengers

Original Text

And it's an example of living and working together. And this is where we have more density; it's where we have more public transport. So, this system started in '74. We started with 25,000 passengers a day, now it's 2,200,000 passengers a day. And it took 25 years until another city ... which is Bogota, and they did a very good job. And now there's 83 cities all over the world that they are doing what they call the BRT of Curitiba. And one thing: it's important not for only your own city; every city, besides its normal problems, they have a very important role in being with the whole humanity. That means mostly two main issues — mobility and sustainability — are becoming very important for the cities.

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