26 July 2014: Draft in progress:
I am inviting a selection of my most distinguished international colleagues and long time friends who are also struggling with these fundamental policy challenges in different parts of the world to follow this project, and from time to time and as their interest and busy schedules permit, to have the benefit of their thoughts and guiding suggestions. I might add that World Streets will also welcome for publication articles or comments from them as they may wish in which they can express their own views concerning the topic we are engaging here.
The website as it stands here is being wrestled together specifically to give them an opportunity to follow developments over the coming months in an efficient manner, without having be assaulted with unending flows of emails and requests. This site will be private and open only to these friends and collaborators via a password. You do have the option to receive brief weekly updates on new entries and progress, but this is only an option. Otherwise, if you prefer you can just pop in from time to time to see how things are progressing. (If you click to https://gtstc.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/to-follow-the-action/ you can see how that works.)
As part of the multi-part process behind the book, I intend to organize an international retreat over two to three days for all those who wish to meet with the entire group in some agreeable place, most probably in Europe and most probably in the early spring 2015. Other such events may also be organized in other parts of the world as the group determines. You will be kept informed.
Finally, as you will shortly see this is quite an extraordinary group of talented people who are thought leaders in the field and who are taking the challenges of sustainable development, equity and our deep obligations to future generations seriously. You will be in great company.
PS. When you indicate that you want to give this whirl, the first step from here will be our invitation to join which will contain what I hope will be clear and easy step by step instructions. If you have a problem with any of this, please get in touch so that I can lend a hand.
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Bio: Educated as an international development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. 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, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities | See Britton online at https://goo.gl/9CJXTh and @ericbritton