Upcoming Lecture: Professor John Pucher – Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable Cities (10/15)

Come see see Professor John Pucher lecture on Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable Cities: Lessons from Europe and North America. Professor Pucher has especially tailored the talk to include many specific examples of good and bad walking and cycling conditions in the Boston Area.  He will also show several Excel graphics and GIS maps with the latest available information on levels of walking and cycling in different parts of the Boston/Cambridge Metro area and comparative graphics showing how Boston compares to other cities in the USA and Canada.

This event is hosted by Harvard Graduate School of Planning and Design and the Harvard Kennedy School and co-sponsored by the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, the Boston Cyclists Union, MassBike, WalkBoston, and the Livable Streets Alliance.

When: Oct 15, 2012 – 4:30 – 6pm

Where: Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy St. Cambridge, MA

About the Lecturer: John Pucher is a professor in the School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He has conducted research on a wide range of topics in transport economics and finance. For over three decades, he has examined differences in travel behavior, transport systems, and transport policies in Europe, Canada, the USA, and Australia. Over the past 15 years, Pucher’s research has focused on walking and bicycling. His research emphasizes walking and cycling for daily travel to increase physical activity and to enhance overall public health. Pucher has published three books and over 100 peer-reviewed articles in academic and professional journals. His latest book, “City Cycling” for MIT Press, provides an international overview of cycling trends and policies: http://citycyclingbook.wordpress.com

 

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