Inside world: on bus dog at my knee

on bus dog at my knee
waiting for sweet voice
to tell when we arrive

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“Transportation” is about physical connection: places and distance, roads and bridges, concrete and steel, speed and space, money and tools, flattening and building, expertise and power, and vehicles in the eyes of the planners that for the most part might as well be empty.

“Mobility” by contrast is about another kind of connection. People. The inside world of transportation. Each time an entirely personal experience. Each person, each time, very different.

If for example  your eyes do not work well, or even at all, how sweet it is on the bus to hear that kind voice telling you when you are about to arrive at your station.

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About the editor:

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. More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7

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Inside world: 2013 Haiku Sustainability Slam

SUSTAINABILITY IS NOT A FOUR LETTER WORD

(BUT MAYBE IT SHOULD BE)

japen statue BashoThe 2013 Haiku Sustainability Slam is being organized by World Streets and its friends as an ecumenical  pagan celebration to the coming Rite of Spring, in part inspired by  the exhilarating  French annual speak-out program The Springtime of Poets (Le printemps des poètes) which runs this year  to the 24th of March.  A few words of background to set the stage for what we hope will be your own valiant poeticizing efforts.

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