You’re doing what where??

Thanks for stopping by. I’ve launched this blog to chronicle my research into how European regions have kicked the oil addiction and made their communities more walkable, bikeable and transit-friendly. Over the course of the next ten weeks, I’ll be exploring three metropolitan regions in Europe and looking for ideas and lessons that could help California’s regions do the same.  In particular, I’ll be looking for strategies that are applicable to SB 375, California’s new sustainable communities law.

How on earth is this happening, you ask?  I have been lucky enough to receive a fellowship from the German Marshall Fund’s Comparative Domestic Policy Program. I am taking a leave of absence from my role at ClimatePlan for the remainder of the fall and will be back after the holidays.

My fellowship begins on Monday, October 11 in Torino, Italy.  The other two regions I’ll be studying are Lyon, France and Stuttgart, Germany. Along the way I’ll post stories, photos and observations here on this site.  Your comments and questions are most welcome.  To subscribe to my blog and receive an email when there’s a new post, click on the link in the sidebar.

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5 Responses to You’re doing what where??

  1. Graham says:

    And she’s off! In bocca al lupo! Bonne chance! Halsund beinbruch! We’ll miss you … travel safe but HAVE FUN!!!

  2. Hannah Cohen says:

    I look forwqard to your blogs, and Iknow you will be sharing a wealth of knowledge with us to help enhance the work we are doing on the ground. Travel safely! Hannah

  3. willow Running Hawk says:

    Way to go, Autumn!!

  4. Mike says:

    Loving this. I’ve experienced the multiple train stations in Torino and it really is a rare European transit pain in the butt. Didn’t know the grand merger was underway. So, what are they doing with the two other stations?

    • A great question Mike. All of the train stations in Torino will remain, and most will be on the main line – although international and regional trains won’t stop at every station. The exception is Porta Nuova, currently the main – and most grand – of the stations. Porta Nuova will continue to support some local and regional train service and it will have a fast, direct link to Porta Susa via subway (Metro).

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