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Meet Enrique Penalosa, Former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia

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Colombia, especially Bogota, has become a really hot travel destination in recent years.  It’s begun shedding off it’s bad reputation as dangerous and is now attracting people from all over the world.  Bogota’s new found safety and popularly  is due in part to former Mayor Enrique Penalosa.  Come here him speak tonight at the Main Public Library.  Here is the press release:

Meet Enrique Penalosa, former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia and internationally-renowned innovator in the fields of transportation, housing and land use for large cities, as he discusses how San Francisco can learn from international best practices in urban public space development. San Francisco’s successful Sunday Streets program is based on Penalosa’s wildly popular 'œCiclovia' system in Bogota. Thanks to Mayor Penalosa, Bogota has also become an international gold standard for Bus Rapid Transit. Penalosa will discuss how San Francisco can accomplish and benefit from further improvements to our city’s public realm.

This event will also celebrate the launch of the San Francisco Great Streets Project, a new campaign to catalyze the return of our city’s streets to their rightful place as the center of civic life in this wonderful city by working with government, business, and neighborhood leaders to test, analyze and institutionalize placemaking.

Meet Enrique Penalosa
Koret Auditorium, Main Public Library in San Francisco
100 Larkin St. @ Grove St.
Tuesday, July 7th
5:30-7:30 pm

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.

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