RE: [carfree_network] Infrastructure vs Economics...citizens, movement
- I think Mockus's ideas were to make the public more active in policy
decisions. It's a nice discussion, especially when it is told by Mockus
himself. It's a pedagogical approach at policy dialogue, rather than
imposition of different points of view (good or bad). He accomplished a lot
in his first term (by means of citizen culture) and all this was wonderfully
complemented by Peñalosa after this (it was during this time that BRT,
cycleways and urban renovation took place). Luckily, Mockus was mayor again
and took Peñalosa's transformation into account, and that is Bogotá today.
There's some very good books on this, some of which are only available in
Spanish. I think actually Peñalosa was writing something about his term as a
mayor, but I haven't heard of it being published.
Carlos F. Pardo
Ps: Mockus's terms as mayor were 1995-1997, 2001-2003. In between
(1998-2000) was Peñalosa and his famous urban transformation.
From: Agustin Villegas [mailto:agvillegasv@...]
Sent: Miércoles, 15 de Febrero de 2006 02:45 p.m.
Subject: [carfree_network] Infrastructure vs Economics...citizens, movement
The citizens are who can change the cities
nor the politics, the citizens should change
his behavior; dont let the politics destroy
his city. These are the some ideas used by
Antanas Mokus, to change successful Bogota,
when he was the Major 15 years ago.
Dr Ricardo Montezuma, Director of Humane City
Foundation, said the last in the presentation
of Plan to used bicycles in Leon, Gto,
Mexico, last week. (That is what Im understand)
Mokus, philosopher and ex-director of National
University of Colombia, also do a citizen culture
program. In Bogata spend
$ 500 millions US dollars in metro-bus,
side walks, bicycle paths and the city change
disminesh more than 50% people kill in delictive
acts and 50% less people died in vial accident
> I am sending this report to some politicians inOttawa and to the Ontario Premier
Each city and country is different,
in Paris and some other European, USA cities
there are a strong citizen movements and a good
cities, and there are also authentic
democratic authorities that take care of his citizen
And some governments that dont take into
account his citizens and destroy his cities:
San Luis Potosi, Mexico City and Toronto
Citizens are the hearth and body of the
movements you recently write about
Agustin G Villegas
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