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Making Urban Transport Sustainable: Comparison of Germany and the U.S (CM | 1.5)

February 27, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Isadore Candeub Memorial Lecture in Planning by Ralph Buehler

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.

He will also examine transport and land-use policies in Germany over the last 40 years that have encouraged more walking, bicycling, and public transport use. Using a case study of policy changes in the German city of Freiburg, the presentation will conclude with policies that are transferable to car-oriented countries around the world.

A reception will follow the lecture. Please RSVP to Amy Cobb by e-mail to RSVP@policy.rutgers.edu or by phone to 848-932-2733.

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February 27, 2013
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Special Events Forum, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States


Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy