The Bulletin | 6/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
The Brilliance Of Bogota
Jun 01 -- This past week, I was at the Wharton School of Business Latin America Conference in Bogota, Colombia. For those of you who think Colombia is like the early 1990s Harrison Ford movie “Clear and Present Danger,” where drug dealers are running around shooting politicians and where paramilitaries are overrunning the country, you would be surprised to find a moderately safe, growing country.
Wanting to make Bogota a first-rate city that could be the economic engine of the country, Enrique Peñalosa, who is one of the most charismatic leaders one will ever see, was mayor of Bogota from 1997 to 2000 (they only have three-year terms) and set three audacious goals.
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