I can’t recall which television program it was that first told me about Guillermo Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogota, Columbia but I remember being really impressed with some of the things he accomplished including opening up over 90 kilometers of city roads that are car-free on Sunday. There are more kilometers of car-free roads in Bogota on Sundays now and an estimated 2 million people use them to walk, run, skate. That’s amazing.

Peñalosa is going to be on in town on Tuesday March 13 as part of the Urban Design Studio’s Sustainable City series. The topic of the evening will be “Creating a Healthy, Vibrant Louisville.”

Creating a healthy, vibrant city is the key to improving our quality of life, one of the most important elements that will attract and retain the most creative and best educated people in the world.

Please join us on March 13th for an engaging and inspirational discussion with internationally renowned livable city advisor Gil Peñalosa as we not only hear about what a healthy, vibrant city is, but what we can do to make it happen today!

The event is free but seating is limited so they’re asking that you register online.

Tuesday March 13, 2012
6PM
Food will be provided by Ramsi’s Café on the World and Heine Brother’s will be providing coffee.

Glassworks
815 W. Market Street
Louisville, KY