Gil Peñalosa

Mobility as a Force for Health, Wealth, & Happiness

Imagine cities around the world where walkers, cyclists and public transit – not drivers and highways – are at the heart of urban life. Gil Penalosa, former parks commissioner for Bogota, Colombia, and currently Founder & Chair of the Board of the Canadian non-profit 8 80 Cities, makes a passionate case for a reclamation of public spaces for all people.

Gil Peñalosa, the former commissioner of parks, sport, and recreation for the City of Bogotá, Colombia, makes a passionate case for a reclamation of public spaces for the people. As the Founder & Chair of the Board of the Canadian non-profit (or NGO) 8 80 Cities, Peñalosa dreams of cities where walkers and bikers–not drivers and highways–are at the heart of urban life.

TEDCity2.0 Michelin Salon

Chengdu, China  ·  November 2014

Continuing an important dialogue around cities, TED produced a special The City 2.0 session as part of the opening of Michelin Challenge Bibendum. TED united a range of six diverse speakers from across the globe around the topic of mobility. With thanks to the Michelin Corporate Foundation for their sponsorship, these dynamic... More Info

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