Gil Penalosa comes to Vancouver
An evening with Gil Peñalosa
August 20, 7 pm, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings, Vancouver
Admission is free but reservations are required. Call 778-782-5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are now facing a perfect storm of increasing global warming and environmental degradation, growing traffic congestion, an obesity crisis and other public health concerns, soaring energy costs and slowing economic growth. It is time to go beyond baby steps and take some major leaps. We must re-position walking and cycling as key parts of the solution to these major challenges.
As Bogota has shown, creating great public spaces for walking and cycling contributes enormously to creating healthier, happier, more thriving communities. Hear former Bogota Commissioner of Parks, Sport and Recreation share his experiences and his lessons for Vancouver.
The evening’’s free lecture is being co-sponsored by Translink, the SFU City Program, the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Public Space Network.
Lecture details here.
UPDATE: Here’s Gil in New York City, commenting on the success of their Summer Streets program.
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