Andrew Wiley-Schwartz - Visiting Assistant Professor
Andrew Wiley-SchwartzVisiting Assistant Professor
Grad Center for Planning
Higgins Hall North 1
B.A., Hampshire College
Andy Wiley-Schwartz is an Assistant Commissioner for Planning and Sustainability at New York City Department of Transportation. Andy was hired by Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn in 2007 to develop a public space program at DOT and develop a complete street design and planning process for the department. In this capacity he developed and launched the NYC Plaza Program, an initiative of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC2030 to develop new public spaces out of existing streets in communities across New York City. He also co-managed the development of the New York City Street Design Manual, an effort to streamline and standardize streetscape improvements on New York City’s streets. In addition, Andy supervises several special projects for the DOT Commissioner including a contract with Danish Architect Jan Gehl to measure, evaluate and promote public life in New York.