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Janette Sadik-Khan: NYC's Streets Are Not So Mean Anymore

Janette Sadik-Khan: NYC's Streets Are Not So Mean Anymore

Janette Sadik-Khan demonstrates how paint, lawn chairs and a bit of imagination can quickly transform city streets, creating immediate public and commercial vitality. Sadik-Khan, listed as one of Business Insider's "50 Women Who Are Changing the World," is responsible for re-purposing 26 acres of dense New York City car lanes into pedestrian-friendly space. "More people on foot is better for business," she says. Despite commanding a two billion dollar budget, her economical approach as commissioner of NYC's Department of Transportation are testaments to her design sensitivity, relying on rapid-testing and regular iteration to expand the city's public domain.


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Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz
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Cite: Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz. "Janette Sadik-Khan: NYC's Streets Are Not So Mean Anymore" 15 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/438069/janette-sadik-khan-nyc-s-streets-are-not-so-mean-anymore/> ISSN 0719-8884
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