Innovation is oftentimes born out of crisis, and the evolution of cities is no exception to that rule. Urban planners, developers, civic leaders, and entrepreneurs have an opportunity to seize on this moment of uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic and reimagine urban life.
How can we center our cities around people – not cars? Let’s reimagine where we live to prioritize racial and economic equity, health, environmental sustainability, and resilience to create inclusive and accessible cities.
Join Blueprint and The Aspen Institute Energy & Environment Program for a conversation featuring Professor Carlos Moreno of the Sorbonne, renowned urbanist and author Richard Florida, former New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, and REEF Technology’s Global Head of Public Policy, Padden Murphy, for a discussion moderated by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson.
Padden Murphy is Head of Communications & Public Affairs at REEF, a company on a mission to connect the world to your block. He has held senior roles at WeWork, Getaround, Lyft, and Adobe. He also serves on the board of Bunker Labs, on the Executive Council for Y Combinator Growth, and as a Montana Ambassador for the State of Montana.
Janette Sadik-Khan is one of the leading voices on urban technology and is internationally respected for her transformative redesigns of New York City streets and rapid-implementation strategies that are being replicated today in cities around the world.She was Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation from 2007–2013 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, leading one of the most sweeping revitalizations of the city’s streets in a half-century.