An Evening with Gabe Klein


Join the USF Live Move Student Group, Sun Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) and the Florida Chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) for an evening with GABE KLEIN at the CNU Florida Annual Summit.

March 2, 2017

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Book Signing & Cocktail Hour
  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Lecture

The Cuban Club 2010 N. Republica de Cuba, Tampa, Florida

CNU FL Summit attendees will receive complimentary admission included in the conference registration fee. Register for the CNU Florida summit here.

Single tickets for “An Evening with Gabe Klein” may be purchased from CNU Tampa Bay for $15 by clicking here. Proceeds for this separate ticketed event will go to benefit students at the University of South Florida.

Gabe is the former Commissioner of the Chicago and Washington DC Departments of Transportation. In both cities he revamped technology platforms and government processes while focusing on putting people first vs. automobiles on city streets. This included launching two of the first and largest bikeshare systems in the U.S. and building protected bike lanes and better pedestrian infrastructure for vulnerable citizens citywide, as well as facilitating private services like carshare and rideshare that could help each cities mobility goals. Gabe honed his creativity and leadership skills working in business, including Zipcar, where he served as Vice President, Bikes USA as national Director of Stores and his own electric powered, organic food truck chain, On The Fly.

In 2016 Gabe co-founded CityFi to help city leaders, CEO’s and varied stakeholders to understand the complexity of 21st century challenges, facilitate people-centric solutions, utilize new models for delivery and technology-based tools to deliver triple-bottom line results. Clients range from foreign governments to cities, states, start-ups and publicly traded companies.

Post-government, and after an enriching fellowship with the Urban Land Institute in 2014, Gabe joined Fontinalis Partners as a Special Venture Partner on their $100 million 2nd fund. Gabe also advises governments and companies worldwide on innovation in cities including Singapore where Gabe has been a visiting fellow for the Centre For Livable Cities, working on creating a “car-lite” city-state. In 2015, Gabe also published Start-Up City with David Vega-Barachowitz on Island Press, a manifesto on revamping how (and how fast) we innovate in cities and rethinking public-private partnerships with a triple-bottom line approach as technology shapes a dramatically different future.




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