Paris, 5 March 2018. We anticipate organizing at least three online Master Class series in 2018. The first of these is using as its core text John Whitelegg’s book “MOBILITY. A New Urban Design and Transport Planning Philosophy for a Sustainable Future” and while it is currently still in process, if you read through the titles that follow directly below you will have a pretty good idea of how we intend to go about it.
Once we have sponsorship for a full scale program we intend to lay the groundwork for two more in this series, the first of the Safe Cities project that is presently shaping up at https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/safe-city-2018/
And by the summer we also hope to have a major effort of Women, Transport and Leadership, which is presently forming up at https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/gender-initiative/.
In the meantime and starting today your questions and suggestions are welcome in all these important areas of collaborative research, planning and policy.
—— to be integrated into a more complete statement of the program—
Related articles from World Streets (2008-2018):
New Mobility 2018 Master Classes: https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/master-classes/
On Safety: https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/safety/
On Speed: https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/speed/
On Behavior and Choice: https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/behavior-choice/
On Leadership: https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/leadership/
On Governance: https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/governance/
On Safe Cities 2018: https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/safe-city-2018/
Related pages from FaceBook
World Streets: https://www.facebook.com/WorldStreetsOnline/
Better Choices: https://www.facebook.com/NewMobilityAgenda/
2018 Master Classes – https://www.facebook.com/NewMobilityMasterClass/
World Transport Policy and Practice – https://www.facebook.com/WorldTransportPolicy/
Women, Transport, Leadership – https://www.facebook.com/groups/gatnet/
East/West Mobility Challenge: https://www.facebook.com/NewMobilityTaiwan/
Safe Cities 2018: https://www.facebook.com/SafeCity2020/
This from Bloomberg rings many bells and is just too good to be passed up for our students and readers. Right up the middle of World Streets long time position on the steady global shift from ownership to use in the cities/car nexus , it is thus passed on here with thanks to the author and the publisher. The complete article with photos, graphics, a short video and references is available from Bloomberg at https://bloom.bg/2UPplxmz . Let’s have a look.
This essay of September 2014 by Benoit Lefevre and Angela Enriquez of the World Resources Institute was written in the run-up to the 2014 UN Climate Summit in New York City is reproduced here in its entirety four years later as part of the extensive reading list which has been developed for our Climate/New Mobility master classes.
The three short sections that follow are notable in our present context by the questions they ask, namely:
1. Why Should World Leaders Care About Transport?
2. How Can World Leaders Achieve Climate Action in Transport?
3. Setting the Stage for Bold Action in the Transport Sector
With this program we shall try to provide our own best answers, commentaries, to those three key challenges. Let’s go!
From the Archives: Transport Sector Key to Closing World’s Emissions Gap
An even dozen hard facts that politicians, administrators, accountants and engineers are finding it very hard to accept – but without which they will never be able to lead the transition to sustainable mobility and a sustainable city.
The program for the recent Tallinn international conference contains useful information and contacts for researchers, planners, policy makers and others wishing to understand the variety of approaches, projects and perceptions which make up this fast-growing and highly varied field of interest for cities and their citizens around the world.
These few telling words from Stacy Thompson, director of the Livable Streets Alliance, a transportation advocacy group watching out for the public interest in Boston Massachusetts — in the context of a critical commentary on the dockless bike wars that are presently ravaging cities and challenging governments around the world.
And this of course is what World Streets is supposed to be all about: The Politics of Transport in Cities. Satcy has put our challenge into a nutshell.