Open Streets / Ciclovías. Public Health for All. Meeting as Equals.

Register Here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d8gFaFGiTImcfewhSR_lJQ
Presentation by Gil Penalosa. As Commissioner in Bogota, he led the creation of the ‘new Ciclovia’, taking a small program and turning it into the world’s largest pop-up park. 121 kilometers / 75 miles of open streets to people and closed to cars, 52 Sundays and 13 holidays. 1 of 5 resident attends, over a million to walk, run, bike, and mostly, to enjoy presence of each other. Gil is founder and chair of 8 80 Cities, ambassador of World Urban Parks, and creator of this webinar, A Walk in the Park with Gil.

He will be joined by Dr. Olga L. Sarmiento, who has worked on multiple research projects of the impact of Ciclovia / Open Streets on mental and physical health, in Bogota and many other cities, the topic of her presentation. She is a Professor of the Department of Public Health at the School of Medicine at Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia). She holds an M.D. from the Universidad Javeriana (Bogota), an M.P.H., and a Ph.D. from the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently she is the director of the Group of Epidemiology at the Universidad de los Andes. She is a board member of the International Society of Physical Activity and Health and the Global Advocacy for Physical Activity (GAPA) council.

Apr 19, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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