Ralph will present the Bloustein School’s annual Isadore Candeub Memorial Lecture in Planning on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. This year’s lecture will be “Making Urban Transport Sustainable: Comparison of Germany and the U.S.” According to the Bloustein School announcement:
Professor Buehler’s presentation will investigate international trends in daily travel behavior with a focus on Germany and the U.S. Reliance on the automobile for most trips contributes to costly trends like pollution, oil dependence, congestion, and obesity. Germany and the U.S. have among the highest motorization rates in the world, yet Germans make a four times higher share of trips by foot, bike, and public transport and drive for a 25 percent lower share of trips as compared to Americans.For full details about Ralph's lecture, see the complete Bloustein School announcement.
If you follow bike/ped planning, advocacy and academics you may have noticed both John Pucher's and Ralph's name on a number of milestone publications in the past couple of years. They include:
- Last year's City Cycling book. (It made it all the way to the Houses of Parliament!)
- The 2007, 2010, 2012 Alliance for Biking and Walking Benchmarking Reports
- The groundbreaking 2007 paper, "Making Cycling Irresistible."
- Dozens of other articles you can read, without paying for, here (publications) and here (reports & articles).
The lecture will be held at the Special Events Forum, Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. A reception will follow the lecture. Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 19 to Amy Cobb by e-mail to RSVP@policy.rutgers.edu or by phone to 848-932-2733.