Summit Keynote: Gil Penalosa
We are thrilled to have secured this year's Summit Keynote, internationally renowned urban livability expert Gil Penalosa, Founder and Chair of the Board of 8 80 Cities.
As former Commissioner of Parks, Sport and Recreation for the City of BogotÃ¡, Colombia, Gil was an integral part of the city's much celebrated transformation of public space and sustainable mobility during the late 1990s. Gil successfully led the design and development of over 200 parks including Simon Bolivar, a 113-hectare park in the heart of the city. Gil's team also initiated the "new Ciclovia," a program that sees over one million people walk, run, skate, and bike along 121 kilometres of BogotÃ¡â€™s city roads every Sunday, and today is internationally recognized and emulated.
Gil also works as Urban Expert on Mobility and Citizen Engagement for the renowned Danish firm Gehl Architects. He serves on the Board of Directors of City Parks Alliance, USA, and is a Senior Advisor to StreetFilms in NYC, American Trails, and America Walks.
Gil's presentation will occur during lunch on Saturday, November 7th. Register now!