Is World Streets doing its job? (USA)

* We asked 100 international experts for their views.  101 have responded.

Professor Elizabeth Deakin wrote…

Elizabethe Deakin

I am a regular reader of World Streets. I also pass along articles from the website to my graduate students.

The work is of high quality and it puts us in touch with other researchers and practitioners in the field of sustainable development and transport.

It provides a much-needed service and cuts through the media overload to the essentials.

And in 2016, seven years after the appearance of its first edition in spring 2009, it’s as needed as ever.

Elizabeth Deakin, Berkeley CA USA
Professor Emerita of city & regional planning and urban design
College of Environmental Design. University of California, Berkeley
First co-director of UC Berkeley Global Metropolitan Studies Initiative  and first Director of the University of California Transportation Research Center
URL: http://ced.berkeley.edu/ced/faculty-staff/elizabeth-deakin

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Want to tell us what you think about the work in progress and projects of World Streets and its collaborators?  Why you like us (or why not)? And what you want us to do better?

Drop a line with your idea to think@ecoplan.org. Call us at +336 5088 0787. Or try Skype: newmobility.

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About the editor: 

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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