Fwd: American City Issue 10 - The Transportation Issue! & the integral sustainability conference
- Here's information on the integral sustainability conference:
In September, 2006, 50 sustainability veterans and pioneers will
gather for a dynamic and profound week of training, scholarship,
practice, and self-inquiry. The purpose: to use the AQAL-Integral
Framework in collaboration with wise and experienced peers to deliver
superior results for their most important sustainability initiatives.
We invite you to join this action-learning community of international
practitioners as we deepen our capacity to design and implement highly
customized and increasingly effective sustainability programs.
You might find awareness of this approach helpful. And Ken Wilber's
new book will be out in August--it is already on amazon:
(or ask me for a pdf--I have one for reading, and another that can be
printed at http://printfu.org )
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From: The Next American City <info@...>
Date: 25-may-2006 6:42
Subject: Issue 10 - The Transportation Issue!
Dear Subscribers and Friends:
THE NEXT AMERICAN CITY's tenth issue – The Transportation Issue - is
out! And in other news, TNAC has hired its first two full-time
staffpeople and moved into new offices at the University of
Pennsylvania's Institute for Urban Research.
ISSUE 10: TRANSPORTATION
Our tenth issue includes features on the high costs of free parking,
rapid-transit buses, and how regionalism could save Philly's rail
system. Along with our new thoughts on planes, trains, and
automobiles, the issue includes a review of Robert Bruegmann's book
Sprawl, as well as reporting from Sacramento, Jakarta, and Kansas
In "Putting a Price on Driving," Michael Replogle asks whether the
grand solution to too much traffic and too little incentives to use
mass transit might be increased use of toll roads, particularly in
peak traffic times. In Last Exit, David Gest tells his story of moving
to L.A.—land of cars, pornography, and Valley girls—and eventually
finding a walkable community and a movement toward mass transit.
Limited selections from the issue are available at
http://www.americancity.org Get the full issue at your local
bookstore or newsstand. Subscribers should receive the issue over the
next couple of weeks.
TNAC WELCOMES TWO NEW LEADERS, MOVES TO THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
We recently concluded an extensive search process to hire The Next
American City's first two full-time staffpeople (thus bringing to a
close over three years of TNAC being produced entirely by volunteers).
We have hired two exceptional people who will greatly expand the
quality and impact of our work.
Jess McCuan, TNAC's new Editor, is a former staff writer for the Wall
Street Journal and Inc. magazine, among others. She has written
extensively on social entrepreneurship, environmental design, and
community development. She is a native of rural Missouri and graduate
of DePauw University and the non-fiction writing program at Columbia
Michelle Kuly, TNAC's new Publisher, has overseen business operations
for two Canadian magazines, Border Crossings Magazine and Canadian
Dimension Magazine. A native of Winnipeg, Canada, she studied urban
studies at the University of Winnipeg. She has written in areas
ranging from local government tax reform to the role of place in
Jess and Michelle will be based out of TNAC's new offices at the
University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Urban Research in
Philadelphia. We are very excited to be partnering with the Institute
for Urban Research, which brings together the strong expertise in
urban issues from a wide range of departments and schools at the
University of Pennsylvania to increase understanding of the challenges
facing cities today. For more information about the Institute, see
We thank our supporters, most notably the Bank of America and
Rockefeller Foundations, for making their positions possible. TNAC
will continue to be a strongly volunteer-driven publication; we look
forward to greatly expanding the quality and scope of what we do
through being able to leverage our strong volunteer base with
NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE ANCHOR!
(And no, we don't mean Katie Couric.)
For an upcoming issue about Anchor Institutions, TNAC will be
publishing profiles of people who "anchor" their communities. We're
not just looking for local heroes or colorful personalities (though we
do love colorful anecdotes). We're looking for people who lead or run
groups or institutions and have pushed for changes that improve
people's lives. This could be anyone from the mayor to the head of a
local hospital to the leader of a neighborhood group.
If you know of a leader who has pushed for far-reaching change,
dramatically improved his or her community, and is an all-around
interesting person, please send an email to jess at americancity.org.
Tell us, in just a paragraph or two, why you think the person should
be included in our roundup of the coolest community anchors in the
country. If we agree, we may ask you to write a longer profile of that
person for the magazine.
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