TB readers will likely be interested in the event. Skye is a Kiwi urban designer working with NACTO/Bloomberg Foundation in NYC. She is spearheading the development of a Global Street Design Guide. Registrations have closed but you can stream it live (or try your luck at the door??).

Auckland Conversations presents Skye Duncan – ‘Changing Streets to Change the World’.

Over 1.2 million people die on global roads each year from traffic injuries. With three-quarters of the global population expected to be living in cities by 2050, cities must rethink, re-imagine and redesign the most valuable real-estate space of streets to function more efficiently for the needs of more people.

Skye Duncan will present the upcoming Global Street Design Guide and discuss opportunities for cities to be creative about the infrastructure they already have, and improve the capability of urban streets to support a healthy, livable, and sustainable future.

Skye Duncan joined the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) (link is external) in 2014 to serve as the Director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative, a multi-year program funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies that is developing a Global Street Design Guide (link is external) and working with cities on street and public space design around the world. 

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  1. So, what’s the new idea Skye. Dutch model: carfree city centre. More public transport? Bike lanes everywhere? Do tell, maybe hope over to Waiheke to design something! We need it!

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