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ASSEMBLE @ the Max
August 20, 2014 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia Enrique Peñalosa brings his conversation about sustainability and mobility in urban areas to Detroit. Enrique’s talk will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local leaders in the transit and mobility conversation. Let’s give Enrique a proper Detroit welcome party! Join us @TheMax for a celebration of our city and a conversation about our future.
An advocate for sustainability and mobility in the cities of the future, Enrique Peñalosa, mayor of Bogotá, Columbia from 1998 to 2001, is one of the globe’s most respected urban thinkers. Mr. Peñalosa sees urban transportation not as a matter of convenience and economics, but as a matter of justice and equality for every resident. “While mayor, Peñalosa was responsible for numerous radical improvements to the city and its citizens. He promoted 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.” – Big Think
Sue Mosey / Midtown Inc.
Todd Scott / Detroit Greenways
Fernando Palazuelo / Packard Plant Developer
Andy Didorosi / The Detroit Bus Company
Pay What You Want Ticket Option:
In a bankrupt city, price should never be a barrier to participation in discussions that impact our collective future. Thats why we’re letting you pick a price that works for you. Chip in what feels right, and know that your support helps make these event possible. (All tickets are general admission, prices range from $1 – $50).
This event is made possible by the Michigan Municipal League.