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Mayor Enrique Peñalosa on designing better, more equitable cities
Urban experts have argued that cities are our greatest invention. Cities provide unparalleled job opportunities, make us smarter, healthier, and more connected. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed long-standing inequalities that exist within their design.

While serving two terms as the Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia’s capital and largest city, Enrique Peñalosa transformed the city into an international model for progress and improvements in quality of life, mobility, equity, and sustainability. Join our conversation with Mayor Peñalosa as we discuss how the future of cities can be democratic and equitable for everyone, from transportation to housing, and everything in between.

This event is in partnership with our friends at the NYCEDC.


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Jun 2, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Enrique Peñalosa
Former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia
Enrique Penalosa is an innovative thinker and doer in the urban field, whose vision and work have profoundly improved his city of Bogota of which he was Mayor in two separate terms and significantly influenced policies throughout the world. His advisory work concentrates on improving mobility, equity, public space and quality of life and creating cities more propitious for happiness; and the organizational and leadership requirements to find new ideas and turn them into realities which improve people´s lives. As Mayor of Bogota, the 8 million inhabitants’ capital of Colombia, in two non-consecutive periods (immediate reelection is not permitted), Penalosa profoundly transformed the city, turning it from one with neither bearings, nor self-esteem or hope into an international model for improvements in quality of life, mobility, equity and sustainability.
Robinson Hernandez
Executive Director @The Urban Tech Hub at Company
Robinson Hernandez has nearly 20 years of experience working at the intersection of business and government. He is currently the Executive Director of The Urban Tech Hub @ Company  – a one-of-a-kind space purpose-built to support and materially advance the prospects of entrepreneurs and companies seeking to address New York City’s most pressing urban challenges in sectors such as mobility, logistics, infrastructure, open data, and clean tech. Previously, Robinson served as an Executive Director in the Mayor’s Office and as Deputy Commissioner of Small Business Services for the City of New York, where he led a mayoral task force on regulatory reform and economic development to change the way the City of New York interacts with small business owners.   Prior to this, he was a Special Advisor to the Commissioner of the Department of Buildings and also worked at the Mayor’s Office of Industrial and Manufacturing Businesses.