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Sustainability Events

Equity, Mobility, and the Quality of Urban Life

Enrique Peñalosa

  • President
  •    Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
  • Former Mayor
  •    Bogotá, Colombia

An accomplished public official and "new urbanist," Enrique Peñalosa developed a model for urban improvement based on the equal rights of all people to transportation, education, and public spaces. While mayor of Bogotá, his sustainability initiatives gave priority to children and public spaces, building hundreds of sidewalks, bicycle paths, pedestrian streets, greenways, and parks.

Since leaving office, Peñalosa has worked to promote sustainable urbanism in cities around the world, bringing about sustainable transportation solutions.

During this Wrigley lecture, Peñalosa will reflect on his decades of practice and leadership in the area of urban planning and policy and offer lessons for future equitable and sustainable city-regions.

Monday, February 18, 2013
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.