International Perspectives on Green Communities: Enrique Peñalosa

January 12, 2009 • 5:30–7:00 p.m.

Environmental Defense Fund
1875 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20009

Enrique PeñalosaJoin us for a FREE lecture by the renowned former mayor of Bogota, Colombia, Enrique Peñalosa, to learn his insight on making communities greener, both domestically and abroad.  This event is hosted by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the American Planning Association.

Peñalosa, serving as mayor from 1998 to 2001, implemented a wide variety of innovative green approaches and practices. His planning projects included parks and greenways, pedestrian accessibility, car-free days, and one of the leading transit systems in the world. Peñalosa gave the 2006 L'Enfant Lecture on Urban Planning and Design, hosted by APA and the National Building Museum.

This lecture is part of APA's Green Communities two-year super topic, which explores how we can build more compact and energy efficient communities that reduce the carbon footprint of cities, towns, and suburbs. APA is the presenting sponsor of the Green Community exhibit at the National Building Museum. 

Registration is now closed for this event.

To learn more about sustainable planning and Bogata's green practices, please visit the exhibit, which is on display until October 2009.