Mariana Mogilevich, a Ph.D. candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, was at Sadik-Kahn's presentation, and covered it for ASLA:
"Sadik-Khan was quick to point out that such investments pay big economic dividends-in Times Square, "making more space for people has been great for business." But new plazas and reclaimed parking spots across town are really about sociability; here design is "playing to New York City's strengths" by facilitating impromptu meetings and social interaction. City streets, said Sadik-Kahn, "are the original social network."
Sadik-Kahn also talked about new changes to the city's bus system, including two new rapid transit lines.