Enrique Penalosa famed urban environmentalist and former mayor of Bogota, Colombia who is widely credited for setting that city of 7 million on a course of sustainable development, came Downtown Los Angeles to speak to a rapt audience of politicians, planners and employees of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority at the agency’s Downtown boardroom.

Making cities more livable, he told the crowd, requires a shared vision among city leaders that extends beyond bus routes.
“It is not for traffic engineers to decide how we are going to solve transportation problems, it is a political decision,” Penalosa said. “How do we want our city to be? How do we want to live?”

Photo by Gary Leonard, Los Angeles Downtown News

Enrique Penalosa Lectures Los Angeles City Officials On How to Steer a Car-less Future was last modified: March 6th, 2012 by ksalay@pps.org
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