LATE NIGHT THOUGHTS: THE ART OF LIVING TOGETHER
The 2014 edition of the World Streets Reader is now in process with a targeted publication date of summer 2014. We are presently working to introduce, order and quickly edit the finally selected articles, a number of which you will find at http://worldstreets.wordpress.com/category/2014-reader .
Short articles, eclectic challenges and thinkpieces organized by theme, including: Mission, New Mobility Agenda, The Battle of Ideas, the planet, equity, complex systems, strategies, gender, speed/slowth, Big House, Zetabytes, worst practices, musings, doodling (with Frank), Going Dutch, busy mayors, car free, sharing, continuity, “better than car”, universal access, social space, “free” public transport, haiku, rural transport, economic instruments, land use, civil engineering/environment, deep democracy, behaviour/choices, tramway named, mental maps, pattern recognition, smaller Asian cities, civil society, deep democracy, social and other media, listening to those who do not agree with you, pressure points, selling sustainability, In Memoriam (2), and a few more, including winning!.
Aimed to provide a good read, challenge and reminder for our five thousand-plus signed-in World Streets readers, distinguished international colleagues and work partners, planners, researchers, your students, local government, NGOs, local user groups and associations, and others engaged citizens open to new and deeper thinking about people and transport in cities.
Approximately one hundred pages in length, the intent is to produce a low cost (less than ten Euros) handsome print version, and, say, one Euro for a nicely readable e-version (BTW, one Euro: also an excellent price for a full one-day, multi-trip travel pass on your local public mobility system). The book is being carefully formatted to make a comfortable read on your iPad, tablet or smart phone. A good companion for your next train or plane trip. Or just to be paged through and read comfortably installed in your armchair.
* The above cover page is our quick mock-up intended to guide the cover designer for the final.
* Image credit: Photograph: Giorgio Fochesato/Getty Images/Vetta
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Bio: Britton is an American political scientist and sustainability activist who has lived and worked in Paris since 1969. 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 book, "BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transport to Your City" focuses on the subject of environment, equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions. A pre-publication edition of Better Choices is currently undergoing an international peer review during Sept.- Oct. 2017, with the goal of publication in English and Chinese editions by end-year. If you wish to participate drop a line to BetterChoices@ecoplan.org .