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.