JHK Debates Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Paul Steely White
Released: Nov. 3, 2011
In this special episode we listen to a recording from: “The Long Emergency vs. NYC’s Resurgency: A Debate about the Future of Cities” featuring Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Paul Steely White and author James Howard Kunstler. Jeff Olson of Alta Planning & Design moderates before an audience at Skidmore College. Organized by Kim Marsella, professor of the Skidmore Environmental Studies Department.
Description: “We live in a time of either the collapse of our society or the emergence of innovative solutions. This discussion will feature two of America’s most interesting voices: Kunstler, whose book The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, is an apocalyptic vision of a post-oil future, and White of Transportation Alternatives, a leader who is helping to transform New York City into a livable metropolis. Both speakers share a common vision of the need for a sustainable future – the debate will focus on whether or not change is possible in light of our modern condition. ”
(61 MB | 75 mins.)
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- Transportation Alternatives
Transportation Alternatives’s mission is to reclaim New York City’s streets from the automobile, and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives.
- Alta Planning & Design
Alta’s mission is to create active communities where bicycling and walking are safe, healthy, and fun.
- Jeffrey S. Olson
Jeff Olson is an architect and planner who has been involved in greenways, open space, active living and alternative transportation projects for more than 20 years.
- Skidmore College: Environmental Studies Dept.
The Environmental Studies program includes courses that are interdisciplinary and that address environmental issues from a disciplinary perspective.
- Kim Marsella
Senior Teaching Associate, Department of Geosciences, Skidmore College