The New Urban Interface MIT Series - Sustainable Streets: New York City's New Public Space Vision
Part of the New Urban Interface MIT Speaker Series
Sustainable Streets: New York City's New Public Space Vision
Assistant Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation Public Plaza Program
Andy Wiley-Schwartz is an Assistant Commissioner for Planning and Sustainability at New York City Department of Transportation. He was hired by Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn in 2007 to develop a public space program at DOT and develop a complete street design and planning process for the department. In this capacity he developed and launched the NYC Plaza Program to create new public spaces out of existing streets in communities across New York City. Andy joins DUSP Visiting Scholar Aaron Naparstek in discussing the details of the groundbreaking approach to urban planning and design that has led to the construction of more than 50 new plazas and 21 acres of new public space in North America's biggest, busiest, most politically complex urban environment.