Third-World Cities: The Shining Example Of Bogota
22, 2001-- WHO: Enrique
Penalosa, former mayor of Bogota, Colombia
on Third World urban needs and solutions
Monday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Clark Hall 147, University of Virginia
Penalosa, dynamic former mayor of Bogota, Colombia, who has spearheaded
major improvements in a troubled urban environment, will lecture
on "Toward an Egalitarian and Sustainable Third World City" at 7:30
p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in Clark Hall 147.
a visiting scholar at New York University, he is writing a book
on a new urban-development model for the Third World that covers
fields such as transportation, land use and housing for the poor,
pollution abatement, and public space.
his term as mayor, which ended last year, Penalosa, an economist,
was credited with significantly upgrading the quality of life in
transformation of Bogota, which has been covered by news media internationally,
is being closely observed by other world cities faced with pollution,
congestion, crime and terrorism. Among Penalosas many accomplishments
as mayor, he promoted high citizen involvement, urban land reform,
a new transit system, major park improvements, new nursery schools,
new public schools with classroom computers, the planting of thousands
of trees, reduced use of cars and the building of miles of sidewalks,
greenways and new parks and plazas.
lecture is sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program, history
department, urban and environmental planning department, and Dean
of Students Office.
Bob Brickhouse, (434) 924-6856