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Gil (Guillermo) Penalosa is founder and chair of the board of 8 80 Cities and runs Gil Penalosa & Associates, an international consulting firm. Over the past eight years, Gil has worked in over 180 cities across six continents, advising decision-makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy neighbourhoods for everyone. Previously, Gil was commissioner of parks, sport and recreation for the City of Bogotá.