Principal at Bloomberg Associates and former New York City Transportation Commissioner
Janette Sadik-Khan is one of the world's foremost authorities on transportation and urban transformation. She served as New York City's transportation commissioner from 2007 to 2013 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, overseeing historic changes to the city's streets-closing Broadway to cars in Times Square, building nearly 400 miles of bike lanes and creating more than 60 plazas citywide. A founding principal with Bloomberg Associates, she works with mayors around the world to reimagine and redesign their cities. She chairs the National Association of Transportation Officials, implementing new, people-focused street design standards, which have been adopted in 40 cities across the continent. She is the author of Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution.
Olatunji Oboi Reed
President & CEO of Equiticity and Co-Founder of the Slow Roll Chicago bicycle movement
Olatunji Oboi Reed serves as the founding President & CEO of Equiticity, a racial equity movement, programming and advocating for racial equity, increased mobility and racial justice to improve the lives of Black, Brown and Indigenous people of color (BBIPOC) across the United States. Equiticity’s vision is a mid- to large-sized U.S. city where racial equity is fully integrated at the policy and legislative levels into every function, department and resource associated with the city’s operations, services and programs. Oboi co-founded and recently served as the President & CEO of the Slow Roll Chicago bicycle movement. Slow Roll Chicago is working to build an equitable, diverse and inclusive bicycle culture in Chicago, by organizing community bicycle rides and advocating for bicycle equity. He works internationally as a racial equity tactician, strategist, advocate and community organizer in the fields of mobility justice, transportation equity and police enforcement equity. In 2015, Oboi was awarded The White House Transportation Champion of Change award by The White House and the United States Department of Transportation. Oboi is a member of Chicagoland Equity Network’s Steering Committee, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s Human and Community Development Committee and PolicyLink’s Transportation Equity Caucus. He served as a Community Representative Member of the City of Chicago Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council and as a member of the Board of Directors of Streetsblog Chicago. He is a frequent speaker and facilitator at conferences around the world.
Founder of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) and Associate Professor of Practice at Columbia University
Vishaan Chakrabarti, FAIA, is the Founder of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU). Simultaneously, Vishaan is an Associate Professor of Practice at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP), where he teaches architectural design studios and seminars on urbanism. His highly acclaimed book, A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America (Metropolis Books, 2013), argues that a more urban United States would result in a more prosperous, sustainable, joyous, and socially mobile nation. Vishaan has been a guest on The Charlie Rose show, MSNBC’s The Cycle, NY1, NPR, WNYC, and has been profiled in The New York Times and The Financial Times.