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  • Title: Vibrant Cities • Healthy Communities • Great Places • Happy People - 8-80 Cities
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. About Us.. The 8-80 Philosophy.. Who We Are.. Approach.. International Experience.. Capacity Building.. Multi-stakeholder Engagement.. Our Team.. Contact Us.. Work with Us.. Our Services.. Presentations.. Workshops.. Consulting.. People Make Places.. Gil’s Keynote.. Videos.. Talks.. Clients.. Testimonials.. Bio.. Contact.. International Advisory Board.. Partners.. Testimonials.. Media.. Newsletter.. Sign Up.. Archives.. Latest News.. Events.. Our Projects.. Active Places, Healthy People Project.. Make a Place for People.. Make a Place for Youth.. Mobility Playbook - City of Red Deer.. Project Portfolio.. International Study Tour.. Liveable Community.. Re-creating Guadalajara.. Active Transportation.. Resources.. Parks and Public Places.. Articles.. Suggested links.. Walking and Cycling.. Streets.. 8-80 Tools.. Community Reports.. Ontario Links.. Ciclovia/Open Streets.. Suggested Links.. FAQ'S.. http://8-80cities.. org/modules/mod_image_show_gk4/cache/home-banners.. pg_45gk-is-332.. png.. link.. org/modules/mod_image_show_gk4/cache/july2gk-is-332.. g-44gk-is-332.. hp-gallery-paterson-parkgk-is-332.. hp_gallery_marchsuwongk-is-332.. hp_galleryapril25gk-is-332.. g-40.. pnggk-is-332.. hp_gallery_aprilmexicogk-is-332.. 8 - 80 Cities is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to transforming cities into places where people can walk, bike, access public transit and visit vibrant parks, streets and other public places.. Read more ›.. Projects.. 8-80 Cities, in collaboration with Gehl Architects, has been working with The City of Red Deer, Alberta to develop a new framework for healthier and more  ...   Paradise.. Melbourne is repeatedly cited as one of the most liveable cities in the world.. This video shows how this city doubled its pedestrian traffic and transformed into a vibrant community through restricting car access, and giving priority to pedestrians, cyclists, and public space.. Made by StreetFilms.. Find great articles, videos and links on:.. Read More.. Start your.. free.. online subscription to our monthly E-Newsletter and get articles and videos on walking, cycling, parks, streets, public places and cities for all.. Latest.. News.. May 28, 2013.. Streetsville Main Street Square redesign.. Gather Round.. By Jake Tobin Garrett.. Read more ».. April 24, 2013.. Suwon appoints new EcoMobility World Festival Ambassadors.. Ecomobility World Festival.. March 20, 2013.. Age-friendly city expert praises Hub Trail.. By Darren Taylor.. Tweets by @Penalosa_G.. About.. Us.. Sign-up.. Newsletter Archive.. Work.. with Us.. Project Album.. Contact.. 8-80 CITIES.. 192 Spadina Ave.. , Suite 510.. Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C2.. CANADA.. [MAP].. This email address is being protected from spambots.. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 1 (416) 591 – 7404.. Site Map.. Search.. Copyright © 8-80Cities.. All rights reserved.. Website by.. Vega Design Solutions..

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  • Title: The 8-80 Philosophy Parks Streets Public Places for all - 8-80 Cities
    Descriptive info: You are here:.. /.. The 8-80 Philosophy.. 8-80 Cities is based on a simple philosophy:.. If you create a city that’s good for an 8 year old and good for an 80 year old, you will create a successful city for everyone.. This is an 8-80 City.. What are the elements of an 8-80 City?.. 8-80 Cities are communities built for people.. They reflect.. social equality..  ...   physically active.. by providing safe, accessible and enjoyable places for everyone walk, bike and be active as part of our daily routine.. They recognize that people are social creatures and prioritize.. human interaction.. by fostering vibrant streets and great public places where people can rest, relax and play.. 8-80 Cities encourage.. sustainable and healthy lifestyles.. for everyone regardless of age, gender, ability, ethnicity or economic background..

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  • Title: Who We Are - 8-80 Cities
    Descriptive info: Who We Are.. 8-80 Cities is a non-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada.. We are dedicated to contributing to the transformation of cities into places where people can walk, bike, access public transit and visit vibrant parks and public places.. Our approach is to engage communities at all levels and across multiple sectors to inspire the creation of cities that are easily accessible, safe and enjoyable for all.. Our areas of focus are:.. Parks and public spaces.. Sustainable and healthy mobility.. “People friendly” public realm, accessible, safe and enjoyable for all.. Click here for more information about our.. Management Policy..

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  • Title: Approach 8-80 cities Parks Streets Public Places for all - 8-80 Cities
    Descriptive info: International Experience.. By working with and advising diverse communities around the world we have developed an expertise in innovative programming and inclusive community engagement techniques that inspire cities to create more walkable, bikeable communities with vibrant public spaces.. We have worked on diverse projects in multiple urban areas across Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.. Having the privilege to travel to such diverse communities allows us the opportunity to collect and share international best practices in creating more people-friendly cities.. Our team has firsthand experience working with communities that have undergone impressive transformations.. We have insight into how cities move from talking to doing.. Take a look at some of the places we have spread the message  ...   spaces and sustainable mobility.. We change the way people think about cities while also empowering them with the tools to move from planning to implementation.. Find out more about our.. services.. Multi-Stakeholder Engagement.. 8-80 Cities is skilled at engaging diverse stakeholders and creating specialized community engagement processes that are creative, inspiring, and inclusive.. By using hands-on, innovative and fun engagement and education techniques we inspire people to re-think the role walking, cycling, public transit, and parks and public spaces can play in their city.. We work at multiples levels in the community, from local community groups to public sector staff and decision makers.. We use a number of tools to engage, train, and support the creation of broad alliances amongst stakeholders in a community..

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  • Title: 8-80 cities Team Parks Streets Public Places for all - 8-80 Cities
    Descriptive info: Our Team.. Gil (Guillermo) Penalosa, MBA.. Executive Director.. Gil Penalosa is passionate about cities for all people, regardless of social, economic or ethnic background.. Gil advises decision makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for all: from 8 to 80 years old.. His focus is the design and use of parks and streets as great public places, as well as on sustainable mobility.. Because of his unique blend of pragmatism and passion, Gil’s leadership and advice is sought out by many cities and organizations.. As Executive Director of the Canadian non-profit organization 8-80 Cities for the past six years, Gil has worked in over 130 different cities in all continents.. As former Commissioner of Parks, Sport and Recreation for the City of Bogotá, Colombia, Gil successfully led the design and development of over 200 parks of which Simón Bolívar, a 360 hectare park in the heart of the city is the best known; here he created the Summer Festival, with over 100 events in 10 days and more than 3 million people attending, making it the main annual recreational and cultural event in the country.. Gil’s team also initiated the “new Ciclovia”— a program which sees over 1 million people walk, run, skate and bike along 121 kilometers of Bogotá’s city roads every Sunday, and today it’s internationally recognized and emulated.. Gil also works as Senior Consultant for the renowned Danish firm Gehl Architects.. He serves on the Board of Directors of City Parks Alliance, USA, and is a Senior Advisor to StreetFilms in NYC, American Trails, Casas GEO Mexico, and America Walks.. Gil holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, where he recently was selected as one of the “100 Most Inspirational Alumni” in the school’s history.. In 2013 he received the Queen Elizabeth II - Diamond Jubilee Medal, given by the Governor General of Canada, adding up to earlier recognitions like the Medal of High Honour from the Colombian Ministry of Education, the Kirk French Spirit Award for Excellence from the City of Mississauga, Canada, the 2011 Urban Innovator Award by Guadalajara 2020 Mexico, and “Top 10 Most Influential Hispanic – Canadians” in 2012.. Gil has also contributed chapters to three books: Enabling Cycling Cities: Ingredients for Success – CIVITAS, Europe; Facilities for Cyclists – Copenhagen, Denmark; Resilient Sustainable Cities, Melbourne, Australia.. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots.. Amanda O’Rourke, BSc.. H, MSc.. Pl.. Director of Policy and Planning.. Amanda is a graduate of Queen’s University (Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology) and holds her Master’s of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto.. Prior to joining the 8-80 Cities team Amanda worked in the NGO sector on various environmental planning projects in both Halifax and Toronto.. Amanda’s work has focused on improving the quality of life and sustainability in cities by empowering local communities with the tools and knowledge to advocate for enhanced public green spaces and safe and accessible walking and cycling infrastructure.. Currently the Director of Policy and Planning at 8-80 Cities, she has worked on several local and international projects including: Community action plan projects in 36 Ontario communities; the Guadalajara Metropolitan Park Master Plan; the Bicycle Master Plan for the City of León, Mexico; and the Non-Motorized Mobility Master Plan for the Metropolitan Zone of Guadalajara.. Amanda grew up in both Canada and  ...   attitudes.. She brings creativity and enthusiasm to each aspect of her life which allows her to enjoy every day tasks at work and home.. She lives in Mississauga, Ontario, and loves to take long walks as a part of a general routine of being healthy.. Alyssa Bird, M.. Sc.. Project Manager.. Alyssa holds a Bachelors Degree in environmental studies from Carleton University and will be graduating from the University of Toronto’s Program in Planning in the Spring of 2013.. She joined the 8-80 Cities team after finding inspiration from the people-focused approach that 8-80 Cities brings to urban projects locally and abroad.. At 8-80 Cities, Alyssa is developing skills to diagnose under-utilized public spaces and in turn carry out effective place-making strategies in collaboration with community stakeholders.. Alyssa is passionate about building a stronger relationship between the fields of planning and public health and sees the development of great parks, streets and public spaces as places to do so.. In her planning studies, Alyssa specializes in social planning with a particular interest in building healthy communities.. Outside of school Alyssa is an avid runner, enjoys various other outdoor activities in all seasons and finds delight in planning adventures locally and outside of Toronto.. Fernando Marin, BAA 2014 Candidate.. Urban Planning Intern.. Fernando has a diploma in G.. I.. S and urban planning from Fanshawe College and is currently finishing his Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Integrated Land Use Technologies (2014).. He has more than 10 years of administrative experience in the construction and warehouse sector.. His education is based in advanced technologies to design the natural and urban environment in aesthetically pleasant, environmental sound and ethically responsible ways.. His degree program focuses on training in economic feasibility, planning suitability, landscape design, urban and regional planning as well as the principles of engineering and architecture, theoretical studies in aesthetics, sociology, economics, ecology, civics and history.. In addition, Fernando has experience with the latest industry standard software including geographical information systems (GIS), CAD, 3-D modeling, remote sensing, presentation graphics, spatial analysis and digital/videography.. Fernando grew up in a Ciclovia (open streets) environment in his home country of Colombia.. He remembers many good stories about those years where the community “owned” the street to exercise, play and socialize.. This has had a great influence on his vision to create better communities, making him passionate about social justice, urban planning and landscape design over the years.. Liliana Diaz.. Accounting Clerk and Payroll Administrator.. Liliana brings over 8 years of work experience in General Accounting, Financial Planning and Reporting.. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a specialty in tax preparation, Liliana has had the chance to participate in diverse projects and initiatives in different companies from a variety of sectors in both Canada and Mexico.. Distinguished by her organizational skills and strong computer knowledge, her versatility allows her to manage different activities within 8-80 Cities: Regular payroll duties, design and implementation of internal controls for accounting, attend regulatory audits, and actively participate in financial planning.. Liliana is currently working towards a CMA (Certified Management Accountants).. With dancing, music and choreography as her main hobbies, Liliana also enjoys outdoor activities, such as walking and exploring the multiple open spaces that the city of Toronto has to offer.. Liliana also loves to camp and connect with nature near all of the beautiful lakes that are nearby..

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  • Title: Contact 8-80 cities Parks Streets Public Places for all - 8-80 Cities
    Descriptive info: Contact Us.. , Suite 510.. Toronto, Ontario.. M5T 2C2 CANADA.. Telephone: 1 (416) 591 – 7404.. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots..

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  • Title: Our Services 8-80 cities Parks Streets Public Places for all - 8-80 Cities
    Descriptive info: Our Services.. We have a knack for changing the way people think about cities!.. For more information download our.. Brochure.. here.. 8-80 Cities offers engaging and inspirational presentations to communities about creating more.. Read more.. We use an interactive and hands-on approach to train people on the.. 8-80 Cities is skilled and experienced in advising decision makers and community.. Great public places are the heart of any vibrant and people-oriented city..

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  • Title: Presentations 8-80 cities Parks Streets Public Places for all - 8-80 Cities
    Descriptive info: Presentations.. 8-80 Cities offers engaging and inspirational presentations to communities about creating more people friendly cities.. Our staff members are available for a variety of speaking engagements and have experience delivering presentations at a wide range of events such as: municipal meetings, community get-togethers, conferences, and school assemblies.. We use our firsthand experience and in-depth knowledge of international best practices to highlight successful people friendly initiatives that can be applied to a variety of communities and contexts.. Presentation topics include:.. Urban Parks Public Spaces.. Walking.. Cycling.. Creating 8-80 Cities..

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  • Title: Workshops 8-80 cities Parks Streets Public Places for all - 8-80 Cities
    Descriptive info: Workshops.. We use an interactive and hands-on approach to train people on the key elements of people-oriented cities.. Our aim is to equip participants with knowledge essential to understanding the benefits of people-oriented design, international best practices, and specific programs and initiatives that can be adapted to their own community.. For more information view our.. Workshops Brochure..

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  • Title: Consulting 8-80 cities Parks Streets Public Places for all - 8-80 Cities
    Descriptive info: Consulting.. 8-80 Cities is skilled and experienced in advising decision makers and community organizations on projects that support the creation and use of vibrant parks and other public spaces as well as walking and cycling.. We offer a unique perspective that focuses on the diverse users of the space and/or facilities.. As a non-profit organization with a clear mission  ...   strive to provide cities with candid and straightforward recommendations that support our mission.. We have advised cities in various capacities, whether as part of a team of consultants, peer review on specific studies and reports, at strategic delivery points in a project process, or developing a specialized program of activities that suit the needs of our clients and partners..

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  • Title: People Making Places 8-80 cities Parks Streets Public Places for all - 8-80 Cities
    Descriptive info: People Make Places.. Parks, markets, public squares and lively streets are popular spots for neighbours to socialise, relax, play and engage with their community.. People Make Places is 8-80 Cities’ unique place-making process.. It is designed to revitalize underperforming public spaces, by creating inviting community destinations, through authentic community participation.. People Make Places Brochure..

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