Bogotá: Building a Sustainable City

Drug cartels, senseless violence and a 30-year civil war characterized Bogotá as few as 10 years ago. Yet a remarkable transition came out of the vision that Enrique Peñalosa, Mayor of Bogotá from 1997 through 2000, had for his city. Today you’ll see mega-libraries, greenways, 1,000 parks, over 70,000 trees and a state-of-the art transportation system. People are out of their cars, enjoying their city space - parents strolling with their kids, neighbours meeting and talking with one another as the vision of Peñalosa becomes an inspiring reality.

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