UPD Lecture: Gustavo Petro, Mayor of Bogota “The Political Struggle for a Sustainable and Inclusive City”

Mayor of Bogota, Colombia. Period 2012 – 2015. Gustavo Petro holds a degree in eco- nomics and undertook advanced studies on the environment in Belgium at the University of Louvain as well as in public administration. Currently he has revised Bogotá s territorial plan (POT).

His main governance focus has been on access to water, and more recently he has tackled relations between transportation and land use. Among Petro s recognitions, he was awarded with the “International Youth Fellow- ship” for his commitment to the youth of Colombia.

He has also been awarded with the “City Climate leadership awards” in 2013 by C40 and Siemens in the Transportation category.

Urban Planning and Design & Latin GSD

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