5000+ is pleased to sponsor Señor Enrique Peñalosa's visit to Adelaide as Keynote for the 5th International Biennial Parks Leadership Conference – Parks Beyond Boundaries (22-24 May 2012).
As the former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia, Señor Peñalosa has become world-renowned as an accomplished public official, journalist, economist and administrator. During his term as Mayor, he was responsible for numerous radical improvements to the city, promoting a city model giving priority to children and public spaces and restricting private car use, building hundreds of kilometers of sidewalks, bicycle paths, pedestrian streets, greenways, and parks. He also led efforts to improve Bogota's marginal neighbourhoods through citizen involvement, helping to transform the city's attitude from one of hopelessness to one of pride and hope.
Señor Peñalosa believes that "In a good city every detail should show respect for human dignity".
The transformation of Bogota has seen the city become an international model for improvements in quality of life, mobility, equity and sustainability and it has been awarded important international recognitions such as the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale or the Stockholm Challenge among others.
Señor Peñalosa emphasizes quality of life as the best instrument for competitiveness in the new century, when attracting highly qualified and creative individuals will be especially crucial for economic development.
During his visit to Adelaide, Senor Penalosa will also participate a series of workshops and interviews for 5000+, including joining the Adelaide City Council Lord Mayor and the Mayors of the seven Inner Rim Councils in a conversation about creating a more vibrant, prosperous and healthy inner Adelaide for the future.
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