See ITDP Board President Enrique Peñalosa’s TED Talk on equity, transport, and transforming cities. From TED.com: “An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport,” argues Enrique Peñalosa. In this spirited talk, the former mayor of Bogotá shares some of the tactics he used…

See ITDP Board President Enrique Peñalosa’s TED Talk on equity, transport, and transforming cities. From TED.com: “An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport,” argues Enrique Peñalosa. In this spirited talk, the former mayor of Bogotá shares some of the tactics he used…

On Monday, January 21, ITDP board president Enrique Peñalosa addressed a standing-room crowd of more than 80 at United Nations headquarters on the pressing need to promote sustainable transport as a means to poverty eradication. Mr. Peñalosa spoke on the need for a rethinking of transportation priorities, particularly in developing cities, where the majority of…

Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, and ITDP Board President, participated in the launch of Rio de Janeiro’s Climate Change Action Plan on July 27, 2009. That plan envisions an 8 % reduction in greenhouse gases by 2012, a 16 % reduction by 2014, and a 20 % reduction by 2020. Mr. Peñalosa told…

For Immediate Release Media Contact:  Claudia Gunter, (646) 839-6479, cgunter@itdp.org Enrique Peñalosa Elected President of Institute for Transportation and Development Policy Renowned Urbanist, Former Mayor of Bogotá, Will Lead Organization Entering 25th Year New York, NY- Enrique Peñalosa, renowned urbanist and former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, has been appointed President of the Board of Directors of…

Celebrated Colombian urbanist and former mayor of Bogotá Enrique Peñalosa told a standing room audience of more than one hundred people at the San Francisco Public Library last night that San Francisco can be friendly to cars or to people, but not both. Further, he argued that there is no fundamental technical reason why streets…

“Society should prioritize people over cars,” said Enrique Penalosa, the visiting former mayor of Bogota, Colombia, on Tuesday. Penalosa, currently a guest lecturer at New York University and an urban development consultant for cities in Australia, Africa, South America, Europe and the United States, said that public health in the urban setting was closely linked…

In February this year, Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogotá, visited Boston to speak about transforming the city into a world-class model of urban happiness and sustainable transportation.  At numerous events attended by over 1,000 people, Peñalosa asked people to imagine their city as one where citizens feel safe and happy.  He challenged the people…

Streetfilms’ Robin Urban Smith hopped a bus to Boston to hear world renowned urban strategist and champion of the livable streets movement, Enrique Peñalosa speak at the Boston Public Library. According to our friends at the LivableStreets Alliance, who organized his four day visit, more than 1,000 Bostonians attended the various events planned in his…

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