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Planning for People: An International Perspective

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Enrique Peñalosa is an influential thinker in the design of livable cities, with a particular interest in the relationship between urban design and sustainability, mobility, equity, public space, and well-being. As mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, between 1998 and 2000, Peñalosa implemented profound changes that transformed the seven-million-inhabitant city—many of them the first of their kind in the Americas, including: a 300-kilometer network of bicycle paths; more than 100 kilometers of pedestrian-only streets and greenways; and, perhaps, the best bus system in the world. For this talk, Peñalosa looks at the contest between people and cars for cities’ public space and present an urban vision for how issues of mobility and equity might be solved by more humane cities.

Copresented with PSU Urban Planning Club, Portland State Educational Activities Speakers Board, Metro, OTREC and the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning

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