If you would like to have an advanced taste for some of the content, approach and the general voice of the book, you may want to consider clicking to http://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/equity-book which calls up a selection of articles and comments which are now in process for the final. Please understand that at this point most of these pieces are still incomplete working drafts, and not surprisingly they are of uneven quality up to now. That is part of the challenge.
In the meantime, you may note when you call them up they are presented to you simply with the latest postings on top. Which of course is not the order in which they are being treated in the book now in process. Still, they should give you a good feel for where we are going with this, we think important, book.
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Note from the author:
It’s amazing what happens if you take a person of more or less average intelligence, say me, and expose her or him for a couple of decades to (a) a single complex, interlocking and important set of policy issues — and all the while and with what great luck (b) put them in frequent working contact with a couple of thousand bright, energetic and generous people in different parts of the world who share these concerns, each in their own way, and are not shy about sharing their views. (I call this collection of people, by the way, our “invisible college”.)
In my case the consistent issues that absorb my time and thoughts are sustainable transport, sustainable cities and sustainable lives – all of which in the context of continuing attention to the needs of people like you, me and those we care for in our ordinary day to day lives. And all this with consistent (there is that word again) priority attention to the important issues of environment, efficiency, equity and social justice. My impression is that person after person, day after day, and year after year, and assuming you have a fair mind and some decent luck with your health, you can learn a lot and maybe even make a contribution here or there. It also makes, may I say, for a full and rewarding life. Recommended!