WORLD STREETS 3.0 WATCHING BRIEFS: 2018-2020

 Paris. 28 May 2018 update:

For the latest – v. 3.0 – edition of our long term  collaborative and action program, we decided first to review the work accomplished and lesson learned over the first decade (i.e., World Streets v. 1.0, March 2008- March 2018) —  and select from that collective  learning experience a set of  ten strategic policy targets that we intend to propose and support as possible to advance these key elements, building blocks if you will, of what we call the New Mobility Agenda over the coming near term 2018-2020 period.

Below you will find the ten briefs thus far selected, with corresponding URL’s that will take you to a first round of introductory information and further background on each selected policy challenge. As you will immediately see, this is a very eclectic group —  and here below are our proposed  collaborative projects we intend to discuss, promote and work to advance over the next three years .

The Ten New Mobility Briefs/Challenges

 

This is as you will quickly appreciate is a very mixed list. Several of these initiatives can be carried out usefully, with information well in hand  and at low cost, while still having the potential to make real contributions.  The CAR FREE DAYS 2.0 REBOOT project which is already under discussion with eventual sponsors and collaborators  is a good example of this. Ditto for the FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT collaborative project which is entirely forward straight- and doable at reasonable cost.  Likewise the NEW MOBILITY MASTER CLASSES can bring useful information and insight to cities, government agencies, civil society groups and universities at affordable levels of cost.

At the other end of the spectrum are several proposed and highly ambitious collaborative initiatives which constitute major technical and policy challenges and will need to succeed to have access both to high levels of technical virtuosity, leadership, political support and funding. Perhaps the most challenging of these is the SAFE CITY STRATEGIES project (https://wp.me/psKUY-5cyt ).  A major challenge — and quite possibly the potentially most powerful single initiative to make the difference. (One might reasonably argue with  that — and if you are looking for another leading candidate that will surely bring massive reform and results in its wake  . . . please check out the WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP INITIATVE – at https://bit.ly/2HlgC.  Both are as can quickly see, no terrain for the timid..

 

CONTINUING   PROGRAM  INITIATIVES

In addition to the ongoing work to advance these briefs, we are obliged to maintain our supporting work in the following programs which supply the critical underpinnings of our continuing program and contributions.

 

FOLLOW UP/CONTACT:

Should you wish to receive further background on any of these projects, brainstorming, or some form of involvement, support or participation in any of these group projects you are warmly invited to get in touch by email  at 2018-2020@ecoplan.org. Skype: newmobility (one word). T. +336 5088 0787  or eric.britton@isg.fr

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About the editor:

Eric Britton
13, rue Pasteur. Courbevoie 92400 France

Bio: Founding editor of World Streets (1988), Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher, occasional consultant, and sustainability activist who has observed, learned, taught and worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. In the autumn of 2019, he committed his remaining life work to the challenges of aggressively countering climate change and specifically greenhouse gas emissions emanating from the mobility sector. He is not worried about running out of work. Further background and updates: @ericbritton | http://bit.ly/2Ti8LsX | #fekbritton | https://twitter.com/ericbritton | and | https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericbritton/ Contact: climate@newmobility.org) | +336 508 80787 (Also WhatApp) | Skype: newmobility.)

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