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BOGOTA AND LIMA: GREENING OUR CITIES

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The ex-mayor of Bogota highlights the importance of construction of pavements and improvement of parks  to maintain the sustainability in cities of developing countries.

“What really distinguishes a developed city from an under-developed one, in infrastructure terms, are not the metros or the highways, but the proper pavements along the city”, declares Enrique Peñalosa, ex-mayor of Bogota.

He stresses that to maintain the sustainability in the developing countries’ cities, it is important to construct “cities for the people”.

In this sense, Peñalosa affirms, during the last 70 years cities have been built taking into account the increasing number of vehicles rather than their inhabitants.

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