Fifty percent of the world’s population is now living in urban areas. By 2050, this figure is expected to increase to 80 percent. The result will be an explosion of huge megacities posing serious local and global challenges. This is the story of two charismatic mayors, Antanas Mockus and Enrique Peñalosa, who, with unorthodox methods, in less than 10 years turned one of the world’s most dangerous, violent and corrupt capitals into a peaceful model city populated by caring citizens. The film uncovers the ideas, philosophies and strategies that underlie the changes in Bogotá and are now being exported to cities worldwide. Episode 4 of the film series, “Cities on Speed.” Directed by Andreas Møl Dalsgaard. Produced by Anna-Maria Kantarius, Jesper Jack and Henrik Veileborg.
Panel discussion moderated by Kevin Finneran, Editor, “Issues in Science and Technology Journal” and Director, Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy, a joint unit of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine, follows screening. Participants include Christopher Jenks, Director, Cooperative Research Program, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council.
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