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 https://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.
The goal of this open collaborative project and crowd sourcing exercise, which spans the period January 2012 to December 2013, is to organize, hold and report on a series of public dialogues in a certain number of host cities and government groups on different continents, meeting with and seeking out the views of a broad cross-section of people, groups and interests who are ready to brainstorm on the concept of equity as a potential base for a new transport paradigm and strategy for the city.
Equity? Hmm. This, it turns out on inspection, is not quite so easy a concept to get across. In English it’s already tough enough. And as I have learned somewhat painfully, it gets even more challenging in many other languages. Here are some late night thoughts on this word that I share with you in the hope it may inspire comments and clarification. So here you have my notes, more or less in the order that they came to mind late in the night.
– – – > For more on the Equity Agenda click here.