Forum: Streets as Public Spaces: A New Vision From Germany

A consummate observer of city life and public space and a 30-year friend of the Project for Public Spaces, Rolf Monheim is one of the foremost experts on retail streets, parking management, traffic calming, access management strategies, and planning for walking and cycling. After a presentation, we will have a discussion directly addressing issues relevant to NYC.

“The development of cities and transport is not controlled by rational considerations alone but to a large extent by emotionally charged visions… Dependence on the car can only be overcome by a social trend rooted in the emotions, by a new vision.”  –  Prof. Rolf Monheim

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MTA Reorg: Respected Exec Monheim Out, Cuomo Operative In

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A “shake-up” is underway at the top levels of the MTA, reported Crain’s Insider this morning. Two top executives, Charles Monheim and Linda Kleinbaum, are on their way out the door. Moving into the agency is Steve Morello, a political operative with deep ties to the Cuomo family. The departure of Monheim represents a loss […]

Andy Wiley-Schwartz Starts at DOT on Monday

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Department of Transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan continues to assemble an impressive management team. Following in the footsteps of Bruce Schaller and Jon Orcutt, Project for Public Spaces vice president and transportation program director Andy Wiley-Schwartz is heading over to 40 Worth Street where he will be reporting to Deputy Commissioner Schaller at DOT’s new Office […]
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San Francisco: Reclaiming Streets With Innovative Solutions

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Tom Radulovich, the executive director of the local non-profit Livable City, describes the recent livable streets achievements in San Francisco as “tactical urbanism” — using low-cost materials like paint and bollards to reclaim street space. That willingness to experiment was a big reason that the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) gave its 2012 Sustainable Transport Award to […]

Contested Streets Screening and Q&A Session

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Public Screening of Contested Streets followed by Q&A with Karla Quintero, Deputy Director of Planning for Transportation Alternatives. Contested Streets is a T.A. produced, Cicala Filmworks made documentary that explores the rich diversity of New York City street life before the introduction of automobiles and shows how New York can follow the example of other […]