Month: October 2014

Are Walkable Neighborhoods and Bike Lanes Only for the Creative Class?

Julian Agyeman has taken the lead on distilling some of our key contentions in Incomplete Streets into a provocative and readable op-ed-style article titled Are Walkable Neighborhoods and Bike Lanes Only for the Creative Class? and recently published on Zócalo Public Square (a great media platform I recommend checking out, particularly its strong California-specific coverage).

It’s mostly a synopsis of the first chapter of Incomplete Streets. We hope that rather than mere criticism, its becomes a stimulus for discussion and action around new visions for inclusive and sustainable cities.

Check out the book here and our soon-to-launch Incomplete Streets blog.

Routledge Blogging and Social Media Campaign for Incomplete Streets

A slightly modified version of my previous post “Can Incomplete Streets Bridge Diversity Studies and Sustainability Studies?” now appears on the Routledge “Sustainability” and “Planning and Urban Design” blogs. If you want to circulate a link to the post to help promote the book, use this link and/or click through the following links to “like” or retweet about Incomplete Streets on Routledge’s social media channels: (more…)

Introducing SEVeN: Accelerating sustainability experimentation and adaptation

As I’ve discussed briefly on my projects page, SEVeN is the brainchild of a number of long conversations my colleague Pradip Swarnakar and I held earlier this year during my six weeks in India as a Fulbright Specialist at the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management–Gwalior.

Today I am giving the first public talk about this very nascent project as part of UC Berkeley’s Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning colloquium on “The Global South, Common Sustainability Challenges (Causes & Solutions).” (Wurster Hall, Room 315a, 1-2pm).  (more…)