MBA PhDhc CSP, 8 80 Cities Founder & Chair, Ambassador World Urban Parks
Creating Vibrant & Healthy Cities for All (föreläsning på engelska)
What if everything we did in our cities from crosswalks, to parks, to libraries, to streets, to buildings was great for an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old? Surely, we would end up with fantastic cities for everybody! And have you heard about the “new Ciclovia”/ Open Streets program, that sees over 1.7 million people walk, run, skate and bike along 121 kilometers of Bogotá’s city roads every Sunday of the year, and today is internationally recognized and emulated?
This is a dynamic, entertaining, and compelling presentation that will inspire action and forever change the way people think about cities!
Gil Penalosa from Canada is passionate about creating cities for all people. He has inspired and advised decision makers in more than 350 different cities around the world on how to create vibrant cities with healthy communities where all people can live happier, regardless of age, gender, ability, or socio-economic or ethnic status. His focus is on the design and use of parks, streets, sidewalks as great public places, as well as sustainable mobility: walking, riding bicycles, taking public transit, and new uses of cars. Gil highlights the benefits to public health, environment, mobility, economic development. Many cities and organizations worldwide seek his leadership and valuable advice. And now he is all yours, at Future & Welfare 2020!