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José Segundo López, our lead engineer, presented today at the XI Colombian Congress of Transport and Transit Engineering in Barranquilla. His presentation looked at the relationship between gas prices and road safety in Bogotá, a topic that was also the focus of his master's thesis...

In case you wanted to know more about the Hackathon, here are the presentations of the best five proposals. They are also accesible via Slideshare. Hackaton Urbano- ¿Cómo mejorar la seguridad vial de los peatones? from deespacio Hackaton Urbano- Garrote o zanahoria from...

Despacio is holding two important events later this month, both of which will be open to the public. - The first is "Women and Cycling in Bogotá" to be held February 23rd in Impact Hub. For more information, click here. - The second, also on the 23rd, is the...

The Bogotá 2014 Bicycle Account presents a preliminary English-language study of trends, perceptions and needs for cycling in Bogotá. It uses a combination of empirical data on bicycle infrastructure and use in Bogotá and survey data on social perceptions of bicycle use in the city. The...

Despacio participated at the COP20 in Lima, supporting a number of activities for two projects: SLoCaT and GIZ TRANSfer. The outcomes of these projects' work can be found on the websites for the various events. Despacio's role generally consisted of following up meetings and discussions during the COP20 negotiations, preparing for Transport Day, and attending activities...

Training course “How can public space be appropriated to reduce inequality?  In this course, we discussed how interventions into urban public spaces can create multiple benefits for cities, their inhabitants and the relationship between the two: they create the appropriation of public space (causing feelings of...

Meeting point for first session –experiential ride (2:00pm -3:30pm): bicycle parking in front of WUF registration UN Habitat, Wuppertal Institute, with support from SLoCaT and Despacio Venue for second session (3:45pm – 5:30pm): Red Pavilion, Room 19 Subtitle of the Event: Experiential ride and Panel discussion on the...

Efficiency, environmental impact and quality of life in contemporary Medellín (download flyer) Hosted by LSE Cities, Despacio and Parque Explora, and with participation from Medellín Municipality, this panel discussion aims at mapping and understanding the role urban lighting can play in improving livelihoods, increasing safety and fostering...

We're proud to present the publication "Bogotá 21: Towards a World-Class, Transit-Oriented Metropolis", developed by a project team composed of ITS Hong Kong, Universidad de los Andes, Despacio and Consultoría Colombiana, with the support of BMZ, GIZ and Siemens. The book can be downloaded in English here, (and...

The World Urban Forum was great. We did a lot of things, but in short: 1- We gave a course about "slow and sustainable cities". We think we did good, the detailed evaluations will come later. At least we learned a lot preparing it and then...