Bogotá, Colombia: The New City

Transformational Government

Bogotá, Colombia

In the histories of cities some stand out, either for their deficiencies or for their successes.  One of these is Bogotá, Colombia.  In a time when destruction is seems to be echoing throughout the world it is instructive to see how men of honor have stepped up to change the course of a city.  I speak of Bogotá, I speak of Enrique Peñalosa Londoño, I speak of  Antanas Mockus.

The following YouTube clips show a face of Bogotá little known to many.  It is a story of how the best of us can make a change and how that change can affect millions. – carlos

Bogotá 1/6

Bogota 2/6

Bogotá 3/6

Bogotá 4/6

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About carlos

I'm a curious person, of reasonable intellect, "on the beach" (retired) and enjoying my interest in anthropology, language, civil rights, and a few other areas. I've been a hippie/student/aerospace tech writer in the '60s, a witness to the Portuguese revolution in the ‘70s, a defense test engineer and witness to the Guatemalan genocide in the '80s, and a network engineer for an ISP in the '90s. Now I’m a student and commentator until my time is up. I've spent time under the spell of the Mesoamerican pyramids and the sweet sound of the Portuguese language. I've lived in Europe, traveled in Brazil, Central America, Iceland, New Zealand, and other places. My preferred mode of travel is with a backpack and I eat (almost) anything local. Somehow, many of the countries I have been to have had civil unrest (for which I was not responsible). I'm open to correspond with anyone who might share my liberal, humanist interests. I live in San Buenaventura, California.
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