Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Enrique Peñalosa At Bikes not Bombs

Oops, I have some catching up to do:
Bikes not Bombs had approached me to ask if I could cover another event for them, and I was delighted as their events are always interesting and fun (and loaded with good Karma)
Enrique Peñalosa is a former Mayor of Bogota, Columbia, an accomplished public official, economist and administrator. While mayor, Peñalosa was responsible for numerous radical improvements to the city of Bogota and its citizens. He promoted a city model giving priority to children and public spaces and restricting private car use, building hundreds of kilometers of sidewalks, bicycle paths, pedestrian streets, greenways, and parks.

During his four day visit to Boston early February '09, he participated in several events, one of which was the afternoon with Bikes not Bombs. He saw the BNB headquarter, went on a tour thru the Southwest Corridor Park in JP and returned to BNB HQ for his inspiring presentation.
I am thrilled I got the chance to cover the event, and I am looking forward to the next …

"Public space is for living, doing business, kissing, and playing. Its value can't be measured with economics or mathematics; it must be felt with the soul."

To see more photos of Enrique's visit at BNB check out the album below.
Enrique Peñalosa speaks on Economic Justice

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