Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.

Reclaiming the streets — Public space and quality of life in New York

10/13/2012 >  18:00 - 20:00
The Guardian New York Offices
536 Broadway (at Spring Street)
NY 10012 (6th floor)

Discussion. Co-presented by the Guardian


As a global and cosmopolitan city, New York has long been a place of many urban policy struggles.
How can we transform cities to make them more sustainable and comfortable for everyone? And how do we measure the impact of efforts like those of Robert Moses? How much can we truly improve the citizens’ quality of life with design and urban planning?
French geographer Michel Lussault, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Transportation Janette Sadik-Khan, and American author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do Tom Vanderbilt will help us answer these challenging questions.

With : Michel Lussault, Janette Sadik-Khan, Tom Vanderbilt.

Hosted by Oliver Burkeman, columnist dor the Guardian

+++ Oliver Burkeman's blog on guardian.co