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Gil Penalosa


City parks fans, here’s our spotlight on Gil (Guillermo) Penalosa, producer of some of our fave YouTube videos as host of outstanding dialogues about creating life-affirming cities.

The Walk in the Park with Gil video series are polished and informative one-hour conversations. High points for having a consistent start time, regardless of where the host and guests are. This make the series an easy an often must-watch, live Zoom early Tuesday mornings (in the Pacific time zone). Punctuality is a plus.

Tips – Register ahead of time and when logged in, introduce yourself in the chat with where you living.

Key Links


  • Is there a schedule of upcoming webinars? = ¿Hay un cronograma de los próximos seminarios web? (Yes!)
  • Are the videos translated in other languages? = ¿Los videos están traducidos a otros idiomas?
  • Is there a way to livestream the talks on YouTube or Facebook? = ¿Hay alguna forma de transmitir en vivo las charlas en YouTube o Facebook?

Upcoming Talks

June 28 – Brent Toderian. Density vs Nature in Cities? No More False Choices. Register: https://bit.ly/3w73plF @BrentToderian

July 12 – Rouge Park, Canada Parks first urban park. It’s 23 times the area of NYC’s Central Park, in the heart of Greater Toronto Area. Presents: Omar McDadi, Parks Canada. Register: https://bit.ly/39T8OW1

July 26 – Walkable, Green Streets: Advancing Health, Wellness, & Economic Vitality. Presents: Dan Burden Register: https://bit.ly/39Ns6Mr

Gil Penalosa: Citizens Can’t Be Spectators in Urban Planning


YouTube: Gil (Guillermo) Penalosa – 8 80 Cities Founder and Chair. World Urban Parks Ambassador. Our Third Act, Founder/Advocate. President, Gil Penalosa & Associates. Gil is passionate about creating cities for all people. He has inspired and advised decision makers in more than 350 different cities around the world. His priority now is on the post-pandemic city, equitable and sustainable, where all people can live healthier and happier regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, ability, or socio-economic background. His focus is on the design and use of parks, streets, sidewalks as great public places, as well as sustainable mobility: walking, riding bicycles, taking public transit, and new uses of cars. Gil highlights the benefits to public health, the environment, mobility, economic development.







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