EPISODE 83, SEASON 2:
In this episode, John chat with
Benjamin Holland, Senior Associate with RMI
They discuss the necessity for fewer total vehicles on the roads in addition to the electrification of the motor vehicle fleet as well as the critical roles that walkable urbanism, better land-use patterns, and active mobility networks appropriate for “All Ages & Abilities” play in our quest for sustainable, successful, equitable, and livable communities.
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In order to combat climate change, we know that we must electrify the motor vehicle fleet (and other fossil fuel burning engines for that matter) as soon as possible but what we also need is far fewer motor vehicles on our roads (not to mention far fewer lane miles), especially in our cities.
John and Ben Holland, Senior Associate at RMI discuss these issues and the critical role that walkable urbanism, better land-use patterns, and active mobility networks appropriate for “All Ages & Abilities” play in our quest for sustainable, successful, equitable, and livable communities.
Additional Helpful Links:
Electric Cars Are Great, But Even Better: No Cars an article with Beth Osborne, Director of Transportation for America
Transportation for America: Driving Down Emissions
RMI’s Coming Back Stronger Report
RMI: Building Urbanism into Climate Policy
Bloomberg Newsletter: Need To Think Outside the Electric Car
Ben’s Guest Opinion regarding opening up West Pearl Street to Diners
CNU – Congress for the New Urbanism
NRDC – (Natural Resources Defense Council)
World Resource Institute (WRI)
IPCC: Mitigation pathways compatible with 1.5°C in the context of sustainable development
UC Davis National Zero Carbon Plan
Martha Roskowski – Further Strategies
Constantine Samaras – Low Carbon Transportation researcher
Talking Headways/Overhead Wire Podcast Episode: Jeff Wood and Ben
Chuck Marohn and James Howard Kunstler – Strong Towns Podcast: “Why can’t we just have corner stores again…” @41:50
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