Street Fight: Janette Sadik-Khan

Music City Center

201 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

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Street Fight: Janette Sadik-Khan

Join the Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) for its inaugural Living the Plan Breakfast, featuring Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow, the co-authors of Street Fight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution. This duo will talk about how they were able to implement revolutionary changes to New York City’s streetscape, and Nashville’s potential to increase pedestrian safety and bikeability.

"She is a superhero for cities and an inspiration that streets built to human scale aren't impossible but merely awaiting those who dare." 

- Jan Gehl , urbanist, architect, author

Host Committee

To find out more about our host committee opportunities, please e-mail info@civicdesigncenter.org.

Program Information

7:30a - 8:00a : Check-In
8:00a - 8:30a : Breakfast and Opening Remarks
8:30a - 9:00a : Keynote Speaker
9:00a - 9:30a : Book Signing

About the Authors of Street Fight

Janette Sadik-Khan

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. She chairs the National Association of Transportation Officials, implementing new, people-focused street design standards, which have been adopted in 40 cities across the continent.

Seth Solomonow

As press secretary for the NYC Department of Transportation under Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Seth was the agency’s chief media strategist during a period of unprecedented change. He developed messaging and managed communications as dramatic streetscape transformations became headline and international news. These strategies helped inform the public debate and the successful implementation of some of New York City’s most ambitious initiatives, from the pedestrianization of Times Square to the building of nearly 400 miles of bike lanes, to the launch of Citi Bike, the nation’s largest bike share program. 

Music City Center

201 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203