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EPISODE 132 | 31 MINS

Public Transit and Local Leadership

WITH JARRETT WALKER

Topic:

Urban Resilience Series – public transit that reflects your values

Guest & Organization:

Jarrett Walker is an international consultant in public transit network design and policy, with 25 years of experience planning public transit in North America, Europe, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand.  His firm Jarrett Walker and Associates, based in Portland, Oregon, provides transit planning and executive advice to clients worldwide.

He has worked in about 100 cities, including successful network redesign projects in Houston, Anchorage, Canberra, and Auckland.  His firm is currently undertaking network design studies in Philadelphia and Dublin, among many others.

He is a frequent keynote speaker, both at conferences and at events building a city’s interest and understanding of the public transit challenge.

He is a well-known innovator in describing transit issues to the public, in building values-based policies and standards, and in running interactive design processes for transit plans.  His training programs range from executive workshops to two-day intensive courses.

His book, Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives, was published by Island Press in 2011.  The book offers an introduction to transit issues for the average reader, designed to help anyone form clearer views that reflect their own values.  In addition to his consulting, teaching, and speaking, he writes about public transit issues at HumanTransit.org.

Practically interested in an impractical number of fields, he is probably the only person with peer-reviewed articles in both the Journal of Transport Geography and Shakespeare Quarterly.

Resources:

Jarrett Walker and Associates

HumanTransit.org

Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives

Island Press Urban Resilience Project

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