Janette Sadik-Khan, co-author of Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution and former Transportation Commissioner for New York City, will be in Ottawa on Wednesday April 27 to talk about how she re-imagined public spaces and helped transform the streets New York – one of the world’s greatest, toughest cities – into dynamic spaces for pedestrians and cyclists.
Sadik-Khan, during her tenure as Transportation Commissioner, implemented an ambitious program to improve street safety, mobility, and sustainability throughout New York City. To help Ottawa accelerate the urban revolution for people-centred street design, Sadik-Khan will share tips on how to rethink, reinvigorate and redesign our city for safer, more livable streets. Her book Streetfight will be available for purchase and signing, with proceeds going to Ecology Ottawa.
Reception at 6:00 pm, talk starts at 7:00 at the Aberdeen Pavillion, Landsdowne Park. The event is free, but RSVP is required. RSVP to save your seat. ecoott.ca/urbanrevolution