This year's Summit brought together thought-leaders, decision-makers and grassroots campaigners to discuss how we can create towns and cities that are fitter for walking.
Deputy Mayor of Paris for Transport, Travel and Public Space
Christophe Najdovski was born in Paris, in 1969, from Macedonian parents. He graduated from the University Pantheon-Sorbonne with a Master in environmental economics. He started his carrier as a high school teacher of economics in Paris and its area. In 2013, he taught social politics in the University Institute of Technology of Bobigny.
In 1993, Christophe Najdovski joined the green party “Les Verts”. He became an advocate for the use of bicycle in the city and joined monthly demonstration to defend a better repartition of the public space.
In 2001, He was elected at the Paris City Council and named deputy mayor in charge of transports of Paris 12th district. He thus contributed to the implementation of a green mobility policy with the creation of bus lanes, the weekly closing of the expressway on the Seine riverbanks and the launch of the bicycle share system: “Vélib’ ”.
Re-elected in 2008, Christophe Najdovski became deputy mayor of Paris, in charge of childhood policy. He created 4500 child care places and initiated environmental friendly approach in order to reduce the ecological impact of nursery activities and to awaken the awareness of children, parents and professionals to adequate environmental practices.
In April 2014, Anne Hidalgo, new mayor of Paris, appointed him as deputy mayor in charge of transports and public space. His 4 main goals for the term of his mandate are: to reduce atmospheric pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, to promote a better mobility for everyone, regardless of age or social condition, to restore the passage of the Seine riverside and the canals banks, and to give back the public space to pedestrians ( children and adults) and cyclists.
A series of lightning talks focusing on exemplar projects from the West Midlands.
A series of lightning talks from grassroots campaigners from around the UK.
Our new Blueprint For Change provides campaigners and city leaders with a step-by-step guide to creating walking cities.