Sustainable Streets Parallel Cities

Sydney & New York: exciting initiatives in sustainable city living

25 March 2009

Janette Sadik-Kahan, Mayor of New Orleans, Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation

Janette Sadik-Kahan has helped radically transform New York streets by reclaiming space for pedestrians and cyclists and increasing commuter cycling in New York by 35% - all part of the PlaNYC vision to reduce New York's carbon footprint by 30% over two decades.

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Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability, The Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute

Dedicated to the pursuit of sustainable city living for more than 30 years, Peter Newman directed West Australia's Sustainability Strategy - the first in the world. He is currently a member of Infrastructure Australia's Advisory Council.

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Robert Whitehead, Director, Marketing & Newspaper Sales, Sydney Morning Herald

Determined to ensure staff are provided with real alternative transport options, Robert Whitehead has introduced some exciting new initiatives at Fairfax to encourage employees to cycle to work or take public transport.

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Last updated: Monday, 25 November 2013