Loading…

Enrique Peñalosa:
Why buses represent democracy in action

TEDCity2.0 · 14:17 · Filmed Sep 2013
Subtitles available in 26 languages
View interactive transcript
728,804 Total views
Your impact
Share this talk and
track your influence!
Enrique Peñalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action
14:17 · Filmed September 2013 at TEDCity2.0 · Subtitles available in 26 languages

"An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport," argues Enrique Peñalosa. In this spirited talk, the former mayor of Bogotá shares some of the tactics he used to change the transportation dynamic in the Colombian capital... and suggests ways to think about building smart cities of the future.

Colombian politician, urban activist
Enrique Peñalosa was the mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, between 1998 and 2000. He advocates for sustainability and mobility in the cities of the future. Full bio
This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

Discuss

241 comments

Enthusiastically agree? Respectfully beg to differ? Have your say here.

2000 characters remaining
Please or sign up to add comments.
Sort comments by
There are currently no comments for this talk.