An Evening with Gil Penalosa on June 4
Gil Peñalosa, the former Commissioner of Parks, Sports, and Recreation for the City of Bogotá, Colombia, has led the effort to create one of the most successful and celebrated parks and recreation systems in the world. He has effectively initiated the “new Cicolvia” – car-free Sundays – where over 1.3 million people come out weekly to walk, run, skate and bike along 121 kilometers of Bogotá’s city roads.
Join us on Monday, June 4 for “An Evening with Gil Peñalosa,” a special Grand Boulevard Initiative event. He will speak about his experience and passion for improving the quality of lifeQuality of life is not a tangible thing, and so cannot be measured directly. It consists of both physical and psychological components. The physical includes such aspects as health, diet, and protection against pain and disease. The psychological includes stress, worry, pleasure, and other positive or negative emotional states. and health for all residents everywhere through walking and cycling.
This event is free, but registration is required. Don’t miss this chance to hear from Gil Peñalosa, internationally renowned city advisor and active public spaces advocate. Download the flyer for more information.
Date: Monday, June 4
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Cubberley Community Center Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
This forum is co-sponsored by Greenbelt Alliance, VTA, Santa Clara County Public Health Department, Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning, Sunnyvale Cool, San Mateo County Transit District, CA Center for Public Health Advocacy, San Mateo County Health System, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, and the Sierra Club.
This project has been made possible in part by a grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.