Gil Peñalosa is the founder and chair of the board of the internationally recognized non-profit organization 8 80 Cities. 8 80 Cities is a Canada-based non-profit organization with an international outlook. It promotes walking and bicycling along with urban parks, trails and other public spaces. Its focuses on parks & public spaces, sustainable & healthly mobility, inclusive community engagement and healthiest practice open streets programs. Gil advises decision makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for everyone regardless of age or social status. Gil has worked in over 180 different cities across 6 continents.