<em>Streetfight</em> with Janette Sadik-Khan - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Streetfight with Janette Sadik-Khan

March 29, 2016, 5 to 7 p.m.

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Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400
Chicago

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Janette Sadik-Khan

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How we think about the real estate of our streets is changing, as people walk, bike and use public transit more. How do cities reimagine and redesign their streets and public spaces to fit these new lifestyles?

Janette Sadik-Kahn

As commissioner of the New York City Dept. of Transportation from 2007 to 2013, Janette Sadik-Khan undertook an ambitious and creative effort to transform the tough streets of New York into dynamic, safe spaces for pedestrians and bikers. In her book, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution, Sadik-Khan describes the effective and dramatic approach she took to make the streets of New York safer, less congested and more pedestrian and retail friendly.

Learn more about Streetfight from the Wall Street Journal and Next City.

Join the Metropolitan Planning Council and Janette Sadik-Khan for a discussion about why cities need to “read their streets” to successfully redesign public space that works for everyone.

Copies of Streetfight will be available for purchase at the event.

Revolution Brewing

The cost of the event is $15 and includes light refreshments. Seating is limited, so please register in advance. MPC thanks Revolution Brewing for providing libations.

The program will begin at 5:30 p.m., with time to mingle before and after.

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This event is part of a three-part event series featuring transportation experts and authors Sam Schwartz (October 22, 2015), Gabe Klein (November 10, 2015) and Janette Sadik-Khan (March 29, 2016).

MPC thanks Sam Schwartz Consulting, LLC, TransitCenter and Solomon Cordwell Buenz for their generous sponsorship of this event.

  

Event sponsorship is available. For information on how to sponsor this event, contact Rob McCloskey at rmccloskey@metroplanning.org.

This page can be found online at http://www.metroplanning.org/events/thinkndrink/detail/354

Metropolitan Planning Council 140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616 info@metroplanning.org

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