She is and Engineering Genius!!!!!!!!
October 19, 2009. In a room full of Vancouver’s planning and transportation elite, Gordon Price (director of SFU’s City Program) introduced an event from SFU’s public lecture series, evoking New York City’s gritty and dangerous history, comparing it to a “fallen empire.” He feels that the success in recent years give it reason to be called “a resilient city” – acting as proof that cities can rebound – and aptly referencing the Gaining Ground conference this week. Our guest this evening, Janette Sadik-Khan is the commissioner for New York City’s Department of Transportation (DOT). An engineer by training, she is largely responsible for this transformation, rigorously analyzing ways to make streets more people oriented in one of the world’s largest most congested city. “It’s a war out there,” she said a few times. read more and learn something new