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Q&A :: Gil Penalosa of 8-80 Cities

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Danuta Isler 05.12.2017 21:00
  • Q and A with Gil Penalosa
" Every city should have a law of two words: pedestrians first”, says Gil Penalosa, Founder & Chairman of the Board of a non-profit organisation called 8-80 Cities.
He is a technology entrepreneur who served as Head of Innovation at the Walt Disney Company and co-founded a video sharing platform Revver. In the past he also worked with clients such as Obama for America, Coachella, Pixar, and American Express - to name just a few - and helped manage the digital personae of hundreds of celebrities and brands, including Star Wars and Toy Story 3. On his recent first visit to Poland Oliver Luckett, an expert on social media content and author of "The Social Organism: A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life" spoke to me about his book and how to build and manage our on-line community
The organization is based on a simple yet powerful philosophy: if you create a great city for an 8 year old as well as an 80 year old, you will create a successful city for all people. Gil Penalosa is passionate about cities for all people. He advises decision makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities and focuses on the design and use of parks and streets as great public places, as well as sustainable mobility. "I do think that we're moving away from an economy where poeple need to own everything to an economy where people want to have access to things but not necessarily to own them" he told reporter Kalina Olejniczak during his visit to Poland for the Open Eyes Economy Summit in Cracow.

Q & A is presented by Kalina Olejniczak

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