Update 2/3: Wow, response to this event has been fantastic and it is now SOLD OUT! Jarrett is speaking at two other events in the DC area, though, so if you didn’t get to RSVP to our event, check out humantransit.org for other chances! See you Thursday!
Human Transit: A Conversation with Jarrett Walker on How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives
When: Thursday, February 9, 2012, 6:30pm
Where: American Public Transportation Association (1666 K Street NW, Suite 1100)
This event is open to all members and friends of YPT, WTS, Greater Greater Washington, APA and APTA. An informal networking session will follow the discussion.
Purchasing the book. We have made arrangements for a limited number of books to be made available at a discounted price as part of the event. If you would like to purchase a copy of Jarrett’s book for $21.00 to pick up at the event, please choose the “RSVP + Buy the book” ticket option when you RSVP. Unfortunately, we have only a limited supply available. If you wish to purchase Jarrett’s book and the link to do so is sold out, you may purchase the book directly from Island Press for $35.00.
Read the introduction. To read the introduction to “Human Transit”, visit Jarrett’s blog at www.humantransit.org.
Reviews for Human Transit
Human Transit provides practical guidance for urban public transit system development in prose that is clear and entertaining without being simplistic. This book should be useful to anybody involved in public transit planning, design, or advocacy.
–Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This book gives professionals, pundits and the citizenry the tools to have conversations that lead to real solutions rather than confrontations.
–Terry Lee-Williams, Transport and Access Manager, City of Sydney, Australia
Intelligent, refreshing, balanced and richly mindful of the unique settings of individual communities.
– Douglas MacDonald, Former Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation
About the author. Jarrett Walker, Ph.D. is an international consultant in public transit network design and policy, helping to design transit networks and policies for communities worldwide. He is the author of the blog ‘Human Transit” and will be discussing topics from his newly published a book also titled “Human Transit.” He has been a full-time consultant since 1991 and has led numerous major planning projects in North America, Australia, and New Zealand. He currently serves as a Principal Consultant with MRCagney based in Australia. He provides expert advice to clients worldwide. Born in 1962, Jarrett grew up in Portland, Oregon during the revolutionary 1970s, the era when Portland first made its decisive commitment to be a city for people rather than cars. He went on to complete a BA at Pomona College (Claremont, California) and a Ph.D. in theatre arts and humanities at Stanford University. Passionately interested in an impractical number of fields, he is probably the only person with peer-reviewed publications in both the Journal of Transport Geography and Shakespeare Quarterly.