July 14, 2011

The Smarter Mobility Challenge

fyi to my readers...

I recently contributed to an interesting website/online discussion, built by CNBC and Harvard Business Review (and sponsored by Shell). The topic is Sustainable Mobility and it's part of a larger series called "Energy Opportunities."

CNBC taped three people providing a perspective on mobility and posing some 'challenges' to us all. First up was Bill Ford discussing gridlock and challenges of moving people around in a crowded world.

Second is me, with a question that frequent readers of mine will recognize -- "How do we encourage heretical thinking?". My 2-minute video is totally animated, which is cool.

The third perspective comes from one of my heroes, Jaime Lerner, the former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil. He's one of the most creative thinkers on sustainable cities, and he built the first real bus rapid transit system in the world, and it's now a mass transit system in 120 cities. Lerner asks people to reimagine cities as places to mix peoples of all incomes and backgrounds.

Please swing by the site to check out the three short perspectives and comment if you like...

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