Bogota’s experience underscores that visionary leadership is necessary, but not sufficient to sustain positive urban change. Society has to build capacity and be centrally involved in bringing about and sustaining change.
Cebras por la Vida is therefore an energetic and citizen driven call for action to act upon a tragedy that costs lives. The truth is, that designing and building a city thought the eyes of pedestrians´ needs brings dignity and quality to city life.
In the face of great pessimism and apathy, Cebras por la Vida is an effort to bring back the fun and the seriousness to the process of reclaiming our city by fighting through art and citizen engagement for a cause that involves us all. We are all pedestrians.
Conrtibuting to the image and structure of a city creates ownership and enhances community life. Image by: Cebras por la Vida