Politics, power, cities

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

Enrique Peñalosa, former Mayor of Bogotá and one of the world’s most challenging urban thinkers, described the urgent need for governments to create socially inclusive and well-designed transport systems, public spaces and cities. Addressing mobility, public space, equity, quality of life and social inclusion, Peñalosa proposed that inequality and exclusion are the main causes of the problems that affect cities in developing countries, particularly issues relating to mobility and sustainability.

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    Enrique Peñalosa

    Enrique Peñalosa, Mayor of Bogotá 1998-2001, is an urban strategist who advises cities. He is a Senior International Advisor to the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. Peñalosa was re-elected as Mayor of Bogotá  in 2015.

    Gareth Jones

    Gareth Jones is a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Economics, an Associate Fellow at the Institute for the Study of the Americas at University College London, and co-editor of the Journal of Latin American Studies.