writer-tools.jpg (316×226)Letters to the editor

You are invited to submit letters to the editor addressing articles, issues, and events which correspond with the mission and concerns of World Streets.  Here are some tips:

Letters for publication should be no longer than 500 words, and must include the writer’s name, email address, affiliation/URL (if any), and city/country.

Write  concisely and engagingly. And of course be unfailingly polite.

Languages: World Streets takes the challenge of a polyglot world seriously. Click the Languages/Translations link on the top menu to see how we are trying to be useful to our non-English language colleagues. Have an idea for a good piece but need to write in another language. Let’s talk about it, may not be a problem.

Language: Not quite the same thing, and this refers specifically to presentation, phrasing and word choice with a close eye to your readers. We have to bear in mind that more than half of the people who come into World Streets do not have English as their first language. This means that to get your idea across shorter sentences are generally going to be more effective than longer ones, slang expressions, insider jokes and jargon are to be set aside, and the emphasis should be placed on the reader and not the writer.  Even within these constraints, it will be possible to be creative and effective, and your editor is confident that this is exactly what you are going to do. if English is not your preferred writing language, no problem we will be pleased to work with you to ensure a readable article.

Spell-check: Please, very carefully, and thank you. Also, for the record, we tend to favour US spelling, not for reasons of preference per se, but because uniform spelling facilitates key word searches. However, as you wish.

Photograph/image credits: Illustrative graphics can be helpful and are invitedWe try to make sure we cite the name/source of all photographs or images that appear in our pages.

Fair use: Our policy on this important point is spelled out here.

You are invited to post your letter to editor@worldstreets.org.

From time to time, we may decide to select a letter to the editor as a posting for a given day, either in World Streets itself or on our corrspoding Facebook page, World Streets Online at https://www.facebook.com/WorldStreetsOnline/. In such a case we would contact the author to discuss presentation details.

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Commenting articles:

Comments can be easily made on any given posting. Find the piece you wish to comment, click the Contact link at the bottom of the item, and file your comment. If you do not have Gmail address or blog, it is easiest to send as “other”; but in that case we would ask you to identify yourself. Please close your Comment identifying yourself as follows:

• Name, email
• Organization (if any), URL
• City, country

Reading the comments: If you do end up publishing a piece, you are invited to have a look every once in a while to see if comments or questions have come in from our readers. If so, you may wish to respond. We favor collegial dialogue. (Comments are reviewed by the editor before publication, just to make sure that we keep to the topic and tone of this cordial collaborative effort.)

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About the editor:

Questions? Suggestions? Nominations? This is the place to come. Write, call or Skype to .

Eric Britton, Editor
| editor@ecoplan.org  | +336 5088 0787  | Skype newmobility | | 9, rue Gabillot | 69003 Lyon | France |

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is a public entrepreneur specializing in the field of sustainability and social justice. 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 work focuses on the subject of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions and in the process, find practical solutions to urgent climate, mobility, life quality and job creation issues. Currently working on an open collaborative project, “BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transportation to Smaller Asian Cities” . More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7

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