Industrial Design and Innovation

New York – “A city for People”: A public talk in Auckland by Janette Sadik-Khan


In association with Auckland Transport
New York – A City for People

Janette Sadik-Khan
Commissioner of Transportation 2007-2013
New York City
Hosted by Mayor Len BrownJanette Sadik-Khan served as the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation and was appointed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in April of 2007

Janette will share her expertise on sustainable public transportation in New York City.

Janette has led on many innovative projects such as the creation of Broadway Boulevard, installation of 60 plazas, the addition of more than 365 miles of on-street bike lanes and the creation of Citi Bike (which is North America’s largest bike share system), car-free summer streets, weekend pedestrian walks and creating more durable and attractive streets.

She has received numerous international accolades for her contribution to public service and transportation which includes the Lee Kuan Yew World City prize.

The Human Scale

Prior to Janette’s talk, we are screening this internationally acclaimed documentary.   The Human Scale questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the centre of equations.

Among those featured in the documentary are past and future Auckland Conversations speakers including Jan Gehl of Gehl Architects in Copenhangen, Professor Rob Adams – City Director of Design, City of Melbourne,  Paul Steely-White of New York Alternative Transportation and Janette Sadik-Khan.

Janette Sadik-Khan will give a keynote presentation at the Transport New Zealand Conference – information and registration:

Metro magazine
Look out for Metro’s feature on Janette Sadik-Khan and the challenges her work poses for Auckland in the May issue.
On sale 29 April

DATE: Monday 26 May, 2014
VENUE: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
TIME: 3.30 pm  doors open
3.45 pm  The Human Scale (documentary movie)
5.00 pm  networking and refreshments
5.30 pm  Janette Sadik-Khan
7.00 pm  close
RSVP – Auckland Conversations  
Janette Sadik-Khan
Bloomberg Associates
Janette Sadik-Khan oversaw a budget of more than $2 billion, managed 4,700 skilled employees with wide-ranging expertise, from engineering to construction finance and marine navigation, and was responsible for the operation and maintenance of 6,300 miles of streets and highways, 800 bridges, 1.3 million street signs, 300,000 street lights and 12,000 signalized intersections, as well as the Staten Island Ferry, the nation’s busiest commuter ferry service carrying more than 22 million passengers annually.Under Janette’s leadership, DOT has received awards from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Women’s Transportation Seminar, the Municipal Arts Society, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize.

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