A quick two part message. Kind thanks for giving it your attention:
1, New Mobility Café:
We are presently at the risk of over-running this Discussion Forum
with correspondence and exchanges,
interesting though these always are and I do not exaggerate. What
happens when we lose focus is that we lose members like flies. So I
would like to remind all here that this particular bit of our tool kit
is intended as a low-volume, moderated site and mainly for announcements
and key news for all of the hundreds of busy people who have come
The good news however is that there is a parallel Discussion area, the
New Mobility Café at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NewMobilityCafe/
and which of course is directly clickable from our main program site at
If you go there you will find the following
Welcome to our New Mobility Café -- the wide-open informal
discussion area of the New Mobility Agenda <http://newmobility.org
> . It
offers a free, public, flexible repository discussion space for people
and groups who feel that our transport systems need to be, and can be
made to be, more sustainable and more just -- and who wish to freely
exchange ideas and information about it. The core of the information and
tool content behind this discussion area will be found on the main New
> program site, which also offers a
moderated @forum primarily used for announcements and news. By contrast,
this space here provides a comfortable place for freer and more open
exchanges for those who wish to participate. Drink up while it's hot.
Thus once a topic has come up for discussion and batting around,
after the first announcement it would be much appreciated if we would
shift over to the Café to continue our exchanges. To send your
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2. News Alert: - First-ever Sustainability Commissioner named in Sydney
We have been telling you about how handy the New Moblity World News
section of our site is (once again, you can click to it on the top menu
and receive the latest news on our topics in no less than six languages).
Well if you checked it out today, you would have noticed that one of
our find colleagues has moved right into the middle of the sustainable
policy arena in Australia. Check out the article Strategist hired to
put sense in sprawl which announces that in Australia Professor Peter
Newman has just been named to a three-year tenure with the NSW
Government as the state's first Sustainability Commissioner to help
drive Sydney's metropolitan strategy. The full article is also at
Congratulations Peter and may we see many more like that. (And be sure
that we will be keeping a close, interested eye on you and Sydney.)
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