Women, Transport and Leadership

International Women’s Day – 2018

New Mobility Gender Initiative: 2003-2028

Women, Transport and Leadership

Seizing the lead. (Not asking for permission.)

 

To fix Sustainable Transport . . . Ensure Full Gender Parity in all Decision and Investment Fora

And please note this: it is the ONLY way to get this important job done! To get the much needed results we need a hammer, not a paint brush. This leadership function cannot be passively sub-contracted to the other sex. World Streets and the New Mobility Agenda have since 1988 been vigorous proponents of full gender parity in all planning and decision counsel. In this section you will find a number of the articles that we have published arguing in favor of gender parity in recent years.


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Supporting References and Tools:

An open, self-organized multi-media toolset and extension of the original Dgroups site. Designed to complement, work in parallel with and not as a substitute for the original listserv. Over the last 13 years this open collaborative program has slowly pieced together an interesting set of tools and reporting media in support of the Women, Transport and Leadership (WTL) initiative.

Here is how the Gender Initiative toolset looks as of this date.

 

  1. Is it easy to organize a conference or event on the topic of sustainable mobility and at the same time ensure full gender parity. Our field is substantially dominated until now (numerically if not qualitatively) by males – and that of course is one of the reasons why we are for the most part not doing a very good job at the thing we need to fix. It takes an effort on the part of the organizers to ensure full gender parity (me included by the way), but once you get the hang of it, it becomes natural and indeed satisfying. It is a higher state of social awareness and democracy. Now of course this does not solve the problems, but it gives us a great starting place.

So put this toward the top of your wish list for the rest of this year Gents. You may be uncomfortable to start with, but soon you’ll understand that you are doing the right thing.

Questions and comments to volunteer admin Eric Britton at eric.britton@ecoplan.org | Skype newmobility | tel. +336 5088 0787

About the editor:

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    Eric Britton
    9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

    Bio: Educated as a development economist, Francis Eric Knight-Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent non-profit advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities | See Britton online at https://goo.gl/9CJXTh, @ericbritton. @worldstreets and britton@ecoplan.org

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