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Wetmore Visiting Practitioner Series: Gil Penalosa of 8-80 Cities

Speaker Gil Penalosa
Date Mar 31, 2014
Time 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  
Location Heritage Room, ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center
Sponsor Department of Urban & Regional Planning
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8-80 Cities is a non-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada, dedicated to contributing to the transformation of cities into places where people can walk, bike, access public transit and visit vibrant parks and public places.  If you create a city that’s good for an 8 year old and good for an 80 year old, you will create a successful city for everyone. This is an 8-80 City.  Gil's work focuses on creating healthier and more accessible communities through improving public input processes, public spaces, and active transportation. http://www.8-80cities.org/

The Wetmore Visiting Practitioner series provides opportunities for DURP students to interact with and learn from both experienced and younger professionals working in urban and regional planning and closely related fields. Wetmore Visiting Practitioners spend a day in the Department, give a general lecture or seminar, attend classes as a guest speaker, and interact with students in formal and informal settings. The Wetmore Visiting Practitioners series is supported primarily by earnings from the Louis B. Wetmore Endowment for Planning Practice.