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Christophe Najdovski

Title: Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Public Space, Paris
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference
Christophe Najdovski

Christophe Najdovski was born in Paris in 1969, to parents from Macedonia. He graduated from the University Pantheon-Sorbonne with a Master in environmental economics. He started his career as a high school teacher, focusing on the economics and social politics of the greater Paris region.

In 1993, Christophe Najdovski joined the green party “Les Verts”. In 2001, he was elected at the Paris City Council and named deputy mayor in charge of transportation for the 12th district of Paris. Re-elected in 2008, Christophe Najdovski became deputy mayor of Paris, in charge of childhood policy.

Christophe Najdovski was appointed by Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, as deputy mayor of transportation and public space in 2014. He has embarked on four main goals in this position: to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions; to promote a better mobility for everyone, regardless of age or social background; to reconnect Paris with the Seine river, and Paris’ numerous canals; and to restore public space for pedestrians and cyclists.