Late Night Thoughts: The Art of Living Together

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LATE NIGHT THOUGHTS: THE ART OF LIVING TOGETHER

The 2014 edition of the World Streets Reader is now in process with a targeted publication date of summer 2014. We are presently working to introduce, order and quickly edit the finally selected articles, a number of which you will find at http://worldstreets.wordpress.com/category/2014-reader .

Short articles, eclectic challenges, musings and thinkpieces organized by themes or dialogues, including: Mission Statement, New Mobility Agenda, The Battle of Ideas, the planet, Climate, equity, complex systems, strategies, gender, speed/slowth, Big House, Zetabytes, worst practices, musings, doodling, Going Dutch, busy mayors, car free, sharing, continuity, “better than car”, universal access, social space, “free” public transport, haiku, rural transport, economic instruments, land use, measuring/managing, civil engineering/environment, deep democracy, behaviour/choices, tramway named, mental maps, pattern recognition, smaller Asian cities, civil society, deep democracy, social and other media, listening to those who do not agree with you, pressure points, selling sustainability, In Memoriam (2), and a few more, including winning!  (This still jumbled list and material is being worked on daily. But if you have ideas for us based on what you have found in the pages of World Streets that you have found particularly useful, please let me know and I will have a good look at it – eric.britton@ecoplan.org )

Aimed to provide a good read, challenge  and reminder for our five thousand-plus signed-in World Streets readers, distinguished international colleagues and work partners, planners, researchers, your students, local government, NGOs, local user groups and associations, and others engaged citizens open to new and deeper thinking about people and transport in cities.

Approximately one hundred pages in length, the intent is to produce a low cost (less than ten Euros) handsome print edition, and, say, one Euro for a nicely readable e-version (BTW, also a good price for a full one-day, multi-trip travel pass on your local public mobility system). The book is being carefully formatted to make a comfortable read on your iPad, tablet or smart phone. A good companion for your next train or plane trip. Or just to be paged through and read comfortably installed in your armchair.

* The above cover page is our quick  mock-up intended to guide the cover designer For the final. Image credit: Photograph: Giorgio Fochesato/Getty Images/Vetta

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