We have no money gentlemen, so we shall have to think.

*Ernest Rutherford, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry on taking over troubled Cavendish Lab in 1919

World Streets is an independent  public interest publication which, as a matter of policy, we make freely available to all who are looking to understand, support, and contribute to the sustainability agenda anywhere in the world. We firmly believe that there should be no barriers, and especially not commercial ones, to the free circulation of news, tools, counsel and peer exchanges when it comes to the important issues of sustainable development and social justice.  To ensure our full independence we do not accept advertising.

All that said, we are not very good — in fact we are clueless — when it comes to getting financial support for our work.  Worse yet, we hate to ask.

But if you or your institution or group would not mind a bit of load-sharing, here in a few words are how you can do it.

1. How to transfer funds to support our work.

To make an immediate contribution via PayPal or credit card:

* For US Dollar contributions, CLICK HERE.

* For donations in Euros, CLICK HERE.

For direct bank wire transfers:

Account Holder: Association EcoPlan International
Account no. 00010465401
Crédit Industriel et Commercial de Paris
Succursale BR (Montparnasse)
202 Blvd. Raspail / 75014 Paris, France
SWIFT: CMCIFRPP
IBAN : FR76 3006 6106 2100 0104 6540 105

Or if you prefer, send a check to:

Association EcoPlan International
9, rue Gabillot
F69003 Lyon, France

* Kindly make your check payable to “Association EcoPlan International”.

2. Other ways you can support our work

CONSULTANCY/ADVISORY. You can bring in our specialised strategic consultancy/advisory capabilities to support, cross-check, review  your new project or plan, on a confidential in-house basis or as an open public review.

* JOINT PROJECTS. Joint projects/project support in collaboration with some of the most capable consultancy groups working in this area.

* TRAINING: In-house training programs lasting several days or up to 2 weeks

* PRESENTATIONS: Public presentations or keynote speeches in support of your conferences or events.

* CONFERENCES.  You can bring us in to help you organise significant conferences or events on the broad theme of sustainable transport, but with tightly focused high profile themes and some of the very supporting international speakers.

* CITY TOURS. We organize and lead study tours and missions in Europe, looking into some of the leading cities,  projects and innovations in our field.

* ENCOURAGE your library, city, public agency or private sector group to support World Streets.

* MASTER CLASSES. We organise Master Classes for young professionals and university students in the various areas in which we work. Get in touch and we can talk about it.

* AWARDS. Consider recommending us to a foundation or eventually an award program for outstanding contributions in our field.

* BOOK SUPPORT. Foundation, university, thinktank  or other support for my book in progress – “Contradictions: Toward a General Theory of Transport in Cities”. (Drop a line to eric.britton@ecoplan org if you would like to see the work plan and progress on this challenging venture.)

Thank you for helping World Streets and our long list of associated programs to continue in 2016 and beyond. We could not do it without you.

Eric Britton, Editor

 Where are they reading World Streets this morning?

Map -WS recent visitors 27jan16

This map showing the last 200 visitors to our site as per today, for better or worse, tells us a great deal about who is pushing the leading edge.  And, sadly,  who is not. How can we pretend to be making our full lcontribution if we have next to no readers in China, the Russian Federation, and saddest of all Africa.

Time to get back to work.

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Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Britton is an American political scientist and sustainability activist who has lived and worked in Paris since 1969. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest book, "BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transport to Your City" focuses on the subject of environment, equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions. A pre-publication edition of Better Choices is currently undergoing an international peer review during Sept.- Oct. 2017, with the goal of publication in English and Chinese editions by end-year. If you wish to participate drop a line to BetterChoices@ecoplan.org .

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