january, 2020

21jan6:00 pm9:00 pmThe Greenest City: Climate Change as Opportunity - Troy

Event Details

The Greenest City: Climate Change as Opportunity (January 21, 2020) Speaker: Oscar Edmundo Díaz, Special Advisor to the Mayor, Bogotá

About this Event

GARAGE TALKS is a dynamic new series of keynote lectures and masterclasses that will explore issues of urbanism, community, and climate change.

The third Garage Talk event will explore how the intersection of cities and climate change. The density of the city offers a great opportunity for addressing climate change by instituting transportation solutions that embrace mass transit, renewable energy, and “complete street” strategies. Such green initiatives can also improve the quality of life of city dwellers and change the way urban space is used. In this event we will hear from Oscar Díaz as he tells the story of Bogotá’s rapid bus network, TransMilenio, which transports 681 million passengers annually. A range of local panelists will discuss plans in the Capital Region to instate our own rapid bus routes, dedicated cycling lanes, and the region’s strategy for addressing the climate crisis.


Oscar Edumundo Díaz, Special advisor to the Mayor, Bogota, Colombia and expert in bus rapid transport systems

Garage Talks is a series of five events, hosted by the Troy Innovation Garage, that will take place from September 2019 – May 2020. Each event feature a nationally-recognized speaker presenting case studies of urban problem solving in action. The Garage Talk series will culminate in a forum around public art in cities and produce a visually-rich publication documenting the yearlong conversation.

An accompanying series of masterclasses for a select group will extend and deepen the conversation and lead to possible policy suggestions.

Reif Larsen, the 2019-2020 Writer-in-Residence at the Troy Innovation Garage, will host the Garage Talks series.




(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Troy Innovation Garage

24 Fourth St. Troy, NY 12180