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WEBCAST "Streetfight: Janette Sadik-Khan on the Transformation of Cities"
Tue, 22 March 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
March 22, 2016
7 pm PST, 8 pm MDT, 9 pm CT, 10 pm EDT
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During the time Janette Sadik-Khan was Transportation Commissioner of New York City, the results were transformative—from Times Square to every borough of the Big Apple and beyond. Even in Vancouver, her strategy of ‘just trying things out’ encouraged our recent experiments with public spaces and bike-lanes. Her North America-wide influence has led to new people-focused street design standards, to new opportunities for public spaces, and to new ways of moving through our cities.
Join us for a special webcast by Sadik-Khan, who is in Vancouver to promote her new book "Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution". Her lecture will be followed by a spirited chat between Sadik-Khan and Simon Fraser University City Program Director Gordon Price. Join the conversation on Twitter at #StreetFight
About the Speaker:
Janette Sadik-Khan is one of the world’s foremost authorities on transportation and urban transformation. She served as New York City’s transportation commissioner from 2007 to 2013 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, overseeing historic changes to the city’s streets—closing Broadway to cars in Times Square, building nearly 400 miles of bike lanes and creating more than 60 plazas citywide. A founding principal with Bloomberg Associates, she works with mayors around the world to reimagine and redesign their cities.
Interested in Transportation?
Learn cutting-edge strategies through SFU's online Next-Generation Transportation Certificate
Simon Fraser University in Vancouver offers an online Next-Generation Transportation Certificate for urban planners, engineers, and many others. Learn to use next-generation transportation strategies to advance livable and sustainable cities of the future. We emphasize case studies from around the world with policies and practices that resolve conflicts and explore trade-offs between different modes of transportation. Network with like-minded professionals and learn from instructors who are cutting-edge practitioners from around the world. See our website for program details and sign up for the online info-session on March 19 to learn more.
Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies (City Program) gratefully acknowledges our sponsors and community partners for making this lecture and webcast possible: