Transit Equity

Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 6:00pm
Location: 
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street

Transit equity

Tuesday, December 17, 6:00 pm

John Powell, professor of law, African American Studies and Ethnic Studies, and director of the Haas Diversity Research Center at UC Berkeley will speak about transit equity’s key role in Boston’s upcoming transportation visioning.In his recent book, Racing to Justice, Powell argues that the United States has not achieved a post-racial society, but through stronger collaboration that transcends race, Boston and other American cities will move closer to developing an inclusive urban society. 

To attend, email rsvp@architects.org with "Traffic 12/17" in the subject line.

Beginning in October and running through June 2014, the Traffic Advisory speaker series will mine sustainable transportation opportunities that support the Boston Transportation Department’s 2014 visioning process. The city plans to set policy that ensures every Bostonian will work and reside within a quarter mile of a transit station, bike share, and car share while reducing vehicle miles traveled by 7.5 percent in seven years. These changes may result in increasing foot, transit, and bike use to two-thirds for all city trips by 2030.

All events will be held at BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, unless otherwise noted.All events will be held at BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, unless otherwise noted. More info: http://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/overhaul-2013-2014-transportation-series