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  • J.H. Crawford
    Hi All, I had this e-mail today, which I thought might be an interesting opportunity for someone on this list. Best, Joel ... J.H. Crawford mailbox@carfree.com
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 30, 2012
      Hi All,

      I had this e-mail today, which I thought might be
      an interesting opportunity for someone on this list.

      Best,

      Joel


      >From: "Woldeamanuel, Mintesnot G" <mintesnot.woldeamanuel@...>
      >To: "Woldeamanuel, Mintesnot G" <mintesnot.woldeamanuel@...>
      >Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 09:13:19 -0800
      >
      >Good morning
      >
      >My name is Mintesnot Woldeamanuel and I am a professor at California
      >State University Northridge in the Department of Urban Studies and
      >Planning. My colleague, Professor Claude Willey, and I are putting
      >together a book proposal on travel behavior and contemporary
      >transportation. I am familiar with your work, that focuses on one or
      >more of the topics listed below, and I am sending this information in
      >the hope that you might contribute a chapter for possible inclusion in
      >the book. Please look over our intentions below, and consider
      >submitting your abstract. I would also appreciate you forwarding this
      >information to your colleagues.
      >
      >CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
      >
      >Book title: DRIVING LESS: Travel Behavior in Contemporary Transportation
      >
      >This book aims to be a compilation of contemporary thinking on the
      >needed changes associated with global travel/transport behavior. We
      >are looking for papers/book chapters focusing on the environmental and
      >health impacts of automobile use, travel behavior, transport
      >alternatives (cycling, pedestrian, carfree design, transit) and/or
      >strategies and policies promoting changes in travel behavior and
      >sustainable transportation development. The goal of this book is to
      >exchange ideas and enhance the present discussion about travel
      >behavior in the widest possible sense. We are open to papers/chapters
      >from a range of disciplines including, but not limited to, urban
      >planning, geography, sociology, psychology, behavioral studies, urban
      >design, transportation design and activist perspectives.
      >
      >A selection will be made from the papers we receive, and those papers
      >will go on to serve as chapters in the next step of our book proposal.
      >At that point, a publisher will be sought for the project. The book
      >will address the following topics, but it is by no means limited to them:
      >
      >PART I- ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF DRIVING
      >-Automobility: historical perspective
      >-Environmental impacts of automobility
      >-Automobile dependency and public health
      >
      >PART II- BREAKING THE HABIT: TRAVEL BEHAVIOR CHANGE
      >-Driving: a habit or a necessity?
      >-Unnecessary car trips
      >-Examples of ‘travel behavior change’ research and programs
      >-Travel Feedback Program of Japan
      >-Travel Blending of Australia
      >-IndiMark®
      >-InMotion of King County, WA, USA
      >-Car-lite of CA, USA
      >-Others
      >
      >PART III- DRIVE-ALTERNATIVES
      >-Walking
      >-Bicycling
      >-Public transportation
      >-Car pool/car share
      >-Flexible working hours
      >-Telecommuting
      >-Pedestrian and cycling facilities
      >-Perception of public transportation and walking/ bicycling environments
      >-Bicycle, walking and public transportation courses in universities
      >
      >PART IV- STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION
      >-TOD: land use and transportation connection
      >-Complete street
      >-Compact cities
      >-Livable cities
      >-Fuel/energy efficient vehicles OR compact/livable/TOD cities? Which
      >one is sustainable?
      >
      >Important dates:
      >Author’s intention: title, abstract (250 words), name, address
      >(including e-mail address), affiliation- by March 31, 2012. At this
      >point we will submit our book proposal using the abstracts submitted
      >and the full papers will be requested if and when the book contract is
      >solidified.
      >
      >Electronic Submission:
      >An author guideline will be sent to the intended contributors after
      >the acceptance of abstracts. All abstracts and potential chapters are
      >required to be submitted electronically as email attachment in MS Word
      > file format to Dr. Mintesnot Woldeamanuel (Email:
      >mintesnot.woldeamanuel@...<mailto:mintesnot.woldeamanuel@...>>) or Claude Willey (Email:
      >claude.willey@...<mailto:claude.willey@...>)
      >
      >Editors:
      >Mintesnot Woldeamanuel, PhD., California State University, Northridge, CA
      >Claude Willey, M.F.A., California State University, Northridge, CA
      >
      >I am looking forward to hearing from you.
      >
      >Sincerely
      >
      >Mintesnot Woldeamanuel, PhD
      >Assistant Professor
      >Department of Urban Studies and Planning
      >College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
      >California State University, Northridge
      >18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
      >Tel: 818-677-7246, Fax: 818-677-5850
      >E-mail: mintesnot.woldeamanuel@...<mailto:mintesnot.woldeamanuel@...>


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