Street Fight Nashville: Round 2 - Featuring Janette Sadik-Khan and Mayor David Briley

Nashville Music City Center

201 5th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203

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Street Fight Nashville: Round 2 - Featuring Janette Sadik-Khan and Mayor David Briley

Join Nashville Civic Design Center, Smart Growth America, and the National Complete Streets Coalition for a reception and conversation with Janette Sadik-Khan, one of the world’s foremost authorities on transportation and urban transformation, and Mayor David Briley.

In last year’s “Streetfight” talk, Janette revealed how bold decisions can lead to great change. Her work in New York City under Mayor Michael Bloomberg drastically changed the design of the city by creating pedestrian plazas, bike lanes, and closing down Times Square. Her work not only created public support for pedestrian friendly and complete streets, but also data showing how these changes helped alleviate traffic in NYC.

As a native Nashvillian, Mayor David Briley is a major supporter of the upcoming transit plan, and hopes to help pass the upcoming $5.4 billion transit plan. As Mayor, he already declared Greer Stadium will be converted into a park, and hopes the transit referendum will improve the city, stating, “We must act now to address the need for better transportation options if our city is going to continue to grow and thrive in the future.”

The conversation between Janette and Mayor Briley will focus on transit, complete streets, and the future of Nashville. Both knowing the importance and economic impact transportation systems can have on communities, they will discuss the opportunities transportation systems bring to cities, and how the bold, community driven transit plan can create a more beautiful and functional city for all.

The conversation will also address two important principles from NCDC's publication, The Plan of Nashville (a community-based vision and set of ten principles to guide public policy, development practice, urban planning, and design).

3 - Reestablish the streets as the principal public space of community and connectivity.

4 - Develop a convenient and efficient transportation infrastructure.

 

 

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.

Mayor David Briley

David Briley is a native Nashvillian. His early education included Glendale Elementary School, Lipscomb Middle School, and Montgomery Bell Academy. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Georgetown University. After college, he lived in Latin America, where he volunteered as a teacher and became fluent in Spanish. He completed his Juris Doctorate at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and received honors for administrative and environmental law, practicing as an attorney prior to becoming Mayor.

Briley was elected to serve as an At-Large Metro Council Member for Davidson County from 1999 to 2007. He was the Vice-Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee and held seats on the Personnel, Public Information, Human Relations and Housing Committee, the Traffic and Parking Committee and the Greenways Committee. He was past Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Solid Waste and the Water Rate Oversight Committee.

David Briley is the eighth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. He was elected Vice Mayor on September 10, 2015, and was sworn in as Mayor on March 6, 2018.

Briley is married to Jodie Bell, who is also a member of the Bar, practicing criminal defense law. They have one son, Sam. Mayor Briley is the grandson of Beverly Briley, the first mayor of Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

This event will take place in the Davidson Ballroom at the Music City Center. See below:

 

Nashville Music City Center

201 5th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203