Penalosa : Plan for people first

Gil Penalso (left center) sharing ideas with Temple Terrace Councilman Grant Rimbey (left), Tampa Councilwoman and MPO Livable Roadways Chair Lisa Montelione, and Tampa Councilman and HART Chair Mike Suarez following his very inspiring presentation on April 20.

Gil Penalso (left center) sharing ideas with Temple Terrace Councilman Grant Rimbey (left), Tampa Councilwoman and MPO Livable Roadways Chair Lisa Montelione, and Tampa Councilman and HART Chair Mike Suarez following his very inspiring presentation on April 20.

On April 20, our Livable Roadways Committee in partnership with USF’s Live Move Student Group, featured international guest speaker Gil Penalosa, Chair of 8-80 Cities, World Urban Parks, and former Commissioner of Parks for the City of Bogata. His focus is on creating vibrant cities and healthy communities for everyone with the design of parks and street as great public places, as well as sustainable mobility: walking, biking, and public transit.

Gil’s passion about cities for all people stirred great enthusiasm among the overflow audience. “If you create a great city for an 8 year old and an 80 year old, you will create a successful city for all people,” he said as he showed amazing transformations of cities from around the world.

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