Phillip Rode spoke on the risk of low-density sprawl in Bogotá

15 October 2016

Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities, spoke [video] at #BogotaEsLaCumbre on the risk of low-density sprawl in Bogotá. Bogotá, which is a higher density city in the Latin American context,  is still less dense than many of LSE Cities’ Asian case study cities. Considering wealth and density, the city already has a relatively high rate of motorisation, reducing opportunity for the model of compact, connected and coordinated urban growth. Rode said that urban expansion is pushing towards the administrative boundary of the city and unstructured, low-density sprawl is a real risk within the wider metropolitan region. Rode spoke alongside Enrique Peñalosa (Mayor of Bogotá) and Joan Clos (Executive Director, UN-Habitat).