The $790 billion economic stimulus plan has money in it to change America’s infrastructure forever. As we consider the future of urban planning in this country, The Takeaway talks to Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia and urban strategist who draws on the 5,000-year history of his hometown for inspiration.
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