|New York – A City for People
Commissioner of Transportation 2007-2013
New York CityHosted 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: http://www.abcevents.co.nz/nztransport/
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 www.metromag.co.nz