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Ted talk by Enrique Peñalosa

Enrique Peñalosa is a former politician from Brazil, substantially known for his role as mayor of Bagota and eventually for his successful tactics as an Urbanist. During his tenure he remarkably transformed the urban language of Bagota, which is now considered to be one of the most sustainable city of the world. Many young practitioners have been influenced by his extraordinary approach towards implementation of planning policies and adaptation of bottom up jurisdiction at city level. His ideology relies on simplifying and interconnecting civic issues, which subsequently result in dynamic and multifaceted solutions.

Here the urbanist talks about the role of public transit in the growth of a democratic developing nation. Baring his insight on value of active public transport, he enables the viewers to grasp in the true purpose of buses in a self reliant community setup.