Heavy vehicle transition pathways, from New Zealand

Reducing Emissions in the New Zealand Heavy Vehicle Fleet “Yes We Can” Symposium Hotel Intercontinental Wellington, 31st  May 2016 At the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris in 2015 (COP 21), New Zealand committed to achieving a 30% reduction on 2005 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. This requires a reduction of 25 million tonnes in 14 years. Converting the entire …

Property owners in Columbus are funding transit passes and avoiding the need to build parking

San Francisco, Boulder, Cambridge, and others have TDM ordinances requiring developers to include transit-oriented amenities in new properties.  Cities all over the country require developers to pay infrastructure impact fees, which often feed transit budgets. And employers often help cover the cost of their employees’ transit passes.  But Columbus’ program will be the first in the country where bus passes are …

Envisioning a Zero-Carbon Transportation System: A New Transportation Toolbox of Strategies from Tony Dutzik and The Frontier Group

In May 2016, Tony Dutzik and the Frontier Group published A New Way Forward, which explored a series of pathways by which American cities might eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from urban light-duty vehicles by mid-century.12 The pathways incorporated unique mixes of new and old ideas, tailored for the needs of specific types of urban areas, showing that every type of city …

Highlights from The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future, by Kevin Kelly

References below to The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly are from the Kindle edition At the center of every significant change in our lives today is a technology of some sort. Technology is humanity’s accelerant. Because of technology everything we make is always in the process of becoming.110 Constant flux means more than …

This summer LA DOT launched carsharing for low income community

Shared Use Mobility Center, June 2017 In June Los Angeles officials cut the ribbon on a 5-car demonstration site as part of the kick-off for “BlueLA,” a first-of-its-kind pilot program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by introducing electric carsharing fleets into disadvantaged communities.  BlueLA – which will scale to 100 electric vehicles (EVs) and 200 charge points at 40 …

‘Shit Is Hitting the Fan,’ Climate Scientists Warn

By Andrea Germano The “shit is hitting is the fan,” said noted climate scientist James Hansen, countering “this narrative out there…that we have turned the corner on dealing with the climate problem.” Hansen is lead author of a new study that warns that there “is no time to delay” on climate change efforts and argues that they must go beyond just slashing emissions of CO2—”the dominant …

10 Provocations for the Next 10 years of Social Innovation

By Indy Johar Co-founder Project 00, Senior Innovation Associate Young Foundation, Demos Associate, Fellow Respublica, 13 July 2017 The last ten years have been an important, formative period for the revival of social innovation, we have seen a new generation of actors contribute to the renewal of our societal goods. The work of the Young Foundation, Nesta, McConnell foundation, MaRS, Big Society …