Is the New Mayor the Answer to a Better Bogota?

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  1. Ric Dragon says:

    As someone who has “solved problems” for a living – I study the problems of Bogota with some fascination. They are complex – they might even be what is called “wicked problems” (resistant to resolution, rather than evil). Will a new mayor create meaningful change? Well, it HAS happened in other cities – usually by individuals who have a vision – and sing it from the roof tops constantly; and create programs dedicated to fulfilling the vision.

    The one thing I saw in the Penalosa campaign that concerned me is the focus on highways programs. Those types of infrastructure investments can have adverse secondary effects. The focus on parks and mass transit – all great.

    I have a funny feeling that the root problem; if there is such a thing; is poverty. You can’t solve security with this kind of poverty. And poverty has proven to be a very difficult problem, requiring a multi-pronged attack.

    Either way, though, we have to have hope!
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  2. Jennifer says:

    You hit the nail on the head! And the fact that I’ve had these identical, discussions, experiences, and hopes makes me feel like I am settling nicely to my new home. Great post!

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