What Makes Cities Great for 8 year olds and 80 year olds alike?


November 21, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm


Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 Saint James Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

An Evening Keynote with Gil Penalosa, Founder of 8 80 Cities

Please join us on Thursday, November 21 at 5 PM for a reception and evening keynote with Gil Penalosa, founder of 8 80 Cities. We invite you, your staff, your board, and other colleagues to join us. 

This event is open to all. We encourage you to share this invitation widely.

Gil Penalosa is passionate about creating great cities for all people. He has inspired and advised decision-makers in more than 300 different cities around the world on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities where all people can live happier lives, regardless of age, gender, ability, socio-economic status or ethnicity. His focus is on the design and use of parks and streets as great public places, as well as sustainable mobility: walking, riding bicycles, taking public transit, and new uses of cars.

Gil’s work is grounded on a simple but powerful idea: What if everything we did in our cities from crosswalks, to parks, to libraries, to streets, to buildings were great for an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old? Surely, we would end up with fantastic cities for everybody!

Engage your imagination in creating safer, healthier places to live, work, and play

Registration fee: 


Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning


Barr Foundation & 8 80 Cities