Transport/mobility is an ecosystem. There is the one we have. And perhaps the one we want.
If you are interested in the latter (definitely our case), this cheerful looking graphic sketched by the New South Wales (Australia) Department of Finance, Services and Innovation to encourage more open data availability for good governance and use in general — also has strong relevance in our case.
The analysis they present here in this informal but not at all inefficient form of communication is worth keeping in the front of our minds as we work under the gun for a better nexus of mobility and climate. (Source “Transport Open Data and the convenience revolution” at https://data.nsw.gov.au/blog/transport-open-data-and-convenience-revolution.)
In our case we are looking at a huge fundamental challenge of survival — namely that of figuring out how to better imagine and then to fashion a very different new ecosystem for transport and climate — while in their case they are looking at the process of innovation from the specific vantage of open data availability and use.
Let’s learn from them. Let’s steal their good ideas and put them to work for a great cause.
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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: email@example.com) | +336 508 80787 (Also WhatApp) | Skype: newmobility.)