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From Oakland to Auckland…The Insider’s Guide to Changing Your City
June 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Urban advocacy groups are playing a key role in transforming Auckland – so how can we get even smarter about getting stuff done?
Join us for an inspiring and convivial discussion on exactly that question with sustainable transportation legend Jeffrey Tumlin.
Tickets are limited, and may be standing room only. RSVP here ASAP!
Jeff last visited in 2015 for a wide-ranging Auckland Conversations lecture. This time, settle in for a more intimate and dynamic chat with the man who’s described the bicycle as ‘a primary component of the future of all great cities.’
Fresh from creating a brand new and well-balanced Dept of Transportation in car-centric Oakland California, he will share a wealth of experience from cities he’s worked with: Seattle, Vancouver, Moscow and Abu Dhabi, among others. It’s all about integration and quality of life – as he asks in his widely viewed TEDx talk, ‘Shouldn’t human happiness be a primary performance metric for transportation networks?’
After Jeff speaks, Generation Zero, Greater Auckland and Bike Auckland will unveil our current initiatives for Auckland – and then we’ll crack into a lively shared discussion. Bring us your best questions!
• What’s the most important conversation to be having about cities right now?
• How do we get our stories into that conversation?
• How can we make sure our values are reflected in the way our city is built and run?
• Will we see a 21st C Auckland in the 21st C?
• Do we have to keep talking about parking spaces?
Cash bar and nibbles before, during, and after the discussion. As with our visit from the Dutch Cycling Embassy, we think interest in this event may exceed the venue’s capacity. So, RSVP here and show up promptly on the night to grab your spot!