ASPO meeting lisbon
- Joel and all,
Regarding the ASPO meeting in Lisbon, I think that you
should focus on funding ideas for creation of the
first large (min. 15 k people), new carfree
development that will be a model and knock down the
barriers to carfree development :
I am assuming that these are semi-powerful or
influential people in their respective academic,
business or other professional fields. As well, that
they would support the ideas of carfree cities.
Based on these assumptions being true, I think that
the participants might be able to individually provide
you with funding ideas or know people who might be
interested in funding a project of this scale.
Is this an academic type conference or an action type
of conference? If there was a general mindset amongst
the conference goers that automobiles are the biggest
"problem" associated with peak oil (and not plastics,
global warming, etc) then potentially the conference
participants might want to take action on an issue
that they want to make significant progress on before
the next conference. If this were to be the case
something regarding carfree cities might be a topic
that the conference participants would be willing to
those are my thoughts on a beautiful California
CarFree City, USA
- David Ceaser said,
>Regarding the ASPO meeting in Lisbon, I think that youNo, I think this is much too premature. First we have
>should focus on funding ideas
to sell these folks on the idea that carfree cities
are an essential part of the solution; once they have
that firmly in hand, it's time to ask for money.
These folks won't have money themselves, but they are
starting to get serious political attention and will
soon be in a position to give high-level policy advice.
(Matt Simmons alread is.) THAT is when the money might
start to flow.
>Is this an academic type conference or an action typeThese folks are mainly academic and field geologists.
They aren't generally political.
>If there was a general mindset amongstI'm sure these folks are nearly as aware how the oil
>the conference goers that automobiles are the biggest
>"problem" associated with peak oil (and not plastics,
>global warming, etc)
is being consumed as they are regarding where it's
>If this were to be the caseI don't really think so. These folks are going to stay
>something regarding carfree cities might be a topic
>that the conference participants would be willing to
focused on the supply problem, but they are going to
get asked about the demand side. If they have it firmly
in mind that carfree cities can do more to lower the
largest term in demand (transportation) than any other
possible approach, it won't be long before they begin
to mention it.
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