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Lee Schipper at RPA
Lee Schipper at RPA
On May 4, 2007 EMBARQ’s Director of Research, Lee Schipper, gave a presentation at the 17th Annual Regional Planning Assembly held in New York City. This year’s conference, held at the swanky Waldorf Astoria hotel, was entitled, “A Bright + ...
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More Biking Buzz
More Biking Buzz
Bicycles have been around for well over 100 years (see a brief history here), but the push to make bikes a viable alternative to automobiles seems to be truly hitting the mainstream. This weekend’s edition of the Wall Street Journal ...
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Greening the Big Apple
Greening the Big Apple
Congestion pricing makes strange bedfellows: Listen below to New York City Public Radio and hear from representatives of the Manhattan Institute and Environmental Defense, both of whom support the Mayor’s plan for congestion pricing in Manhattan.
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New Yorker Embraces Congestion Pricing
New Yorker Embraces Congestion Pricing
Bloomtown: The Mayor plans to boost spending on public transport. (Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP) This week’s Talk of the Town section of The New Yorker features an opinion in support of congestion pricing for lower Manhattan. Written by climate journalist ...
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Ford Creates New Post – Vice President for Sustainability
Ford Creates New Post – Vice President for Sustainability
Are Times Changing in Detroit? On Monday, The New York Times reported that Ford Motor’s chief executive acknowledged the link between greenhouse gases and global warming and vowed to respond to the threat of a heating planet by creating a ...
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UN Urges Caution on Biofuels
UN Urges Caution on Biofuels
Will biofuels lead to deforestation? Photo by Mike Warren. When it comes to fighting global warming, biofuels are all the rage these days. Just ask Richard Branson, the hot-air baloon adventurer, whose post-industrial empire includes Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Limousines, Virgin ...
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A Project in Social Forecasting
A Project in Social Forecasting
From the BBC: “How will climate change have affected the world by 2050?” Listen to Lee Schipper, EMBARQ‘s Director of Research, as he explains how urbanization, climate change, and transportation will combine to effect the world’s cities. Note: This file ...
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Is Washington DC Next?
Is Washington DC Next?
Will DC become more mass transport friendly? Washington DC’s famous — or should I say infamous? — ex-mayor and Council Member Marion Barry proposed a plan this Tuesday to explore the possibility of implementing a congestion pricing scheme for the ...
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Transport Photo of the Week
Transport Photo of the Week
Porto Alegre Bus Station at Dusk.  Photo taken by Miriam Zuk.
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Congestion Pricing Debate Heats Up
Congestion Pricing Debate Heats Up
New York City’s contentious new proposal on congestion pricing has fomented a lot of passionate debate in the last few days. Below are links to several transport experts’ analysis of congestion pricing in other cities: Lee Schipper, EMBARQ’s Director of ...