New York, U.S.A.
Transportation at Bloomberg Associates
Andy Wiley-Schwartz is a consultant at Bloomberg Associates, since 2014. He works to help mayors deliver on visionary proposals to transform their transportation agencies along with their streets and public spaces. Previously, Wiley-Schwartz was assistant commissioner at the New York City Department of Transportation under commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and former mayor Bloomberg. There, he led a seven-year effort to reposition the city’s streets as public spaces, developing and launching the NYC Plaza Program and creating 60 plazas and over 26 acres of new public space—including the pedestrianization of Broadway and the redesign of Times Square. Wiley-Schwartz also negotiated the country’s first public-private partnerships for on-street public space, a model now being replicated around the world. Earlier in his career, he worked at Project for Public Spaces, where he led community-based planning and development projects and wrote extensively about public spaces.