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Inspiring Low Car (bon) Communities Coming

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Date:
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
The Green Arcade
Location Details:
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

With increasing awareness of the urgent need to respond to global warming by reducing carbon emissions and recognition of the social benefits of car-free and car-lite living, more and more city planners, advocates, and everyday urban dwellers are demanding new ways of building cities. In Low Car(bon) Communities, authors Nicole Foletta and Jason Henderson examine seven case studies in Europe and the United States that aim explicitly to reduce dependency on cars. Innovative and inspirational, these communities provide a rich array of data and metrics for comparison and analysis. This book considers these low car(bon) communities’ potential for transferability to cities around the world, including North America.

Aimed at practicing city planners, sustainable transportation advocates, and students in planning, geography, and environmental studies, this book will be an invaluable benchmark for gauging the success of sustainable urban futures.

Nicole Foletta has worked in the field of transportation planning for over ten years under a variety of contexts, from public to private sector, with experience in both Europe and the United States.

Jason Henderson is Professor in Geography & Environment at SF State and author of Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco, one of The Green Arcade’s all-time bestsellers. His research and teaching include transportation and land use, with an emphasis on how culture and politics shape urban transportation policy.

This free event kicks off at 7pm.
Added to the calendar on Sun, May 29, 2016 6:42PM
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