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Battles of Ideas.  The New Seniors and their New Mobility Agenda
19/08/2020

Battles of Ideas. The New Seniors and their New Mobility Agenda

QUICK INTRO OF DRAFT IN PROGRESS.     Paris,19 August 2020What you see here to date is work in progress ... just getting...
19/08/2020

QUICK INTRO OF DRAFT IN PROGRESS. Paris,19 August 2020

What you see here to date is work in progress ... just getting underway. The core idea is to draw attention to the continuing work and energy of outstanding older colleagues excelling in various aspects of the climate/mobility challenge in various corners of the world and who, one way or another, are refusing to "retire" (i.e., to give up).

MASTER CLASSES:
You will note the eventual potential and links to the New Mobility Master Classes program, currently taking shape at https://www.facebook.com/NewMobilityMasterClass/

WOMAN/EQUITY/LEADERSHIP:
Finally, we all need to better understand and support the role of women in leading and guiding the equitable transformation process (See https://www.facebook.com/groups/gatnet/)

YOUR PARTICIPATION:
Be a bit patient as we work to get all this lined up, and yes please! your suggestions and participation are more than welcome. We'll be delighted to hear from you. * E,[email protected] T. +336 5088 -787

"Alptraum Auto: Eine hundertjährige Erfindung und ihre Folgen"English title: "Nightmare Car: A Centennial Invention and...
19/08/2020

"Alptraum Auto: Eine hundertjährige Erfindung und ihre Folgen"

English title: "Nightmare Car: A Centennial Invention and Its Consequences"

From Peter M. Bode's striking collection of photos and telling commentaries published on the occasion of the one-hundredth anniversary of the invention of the modern motor car i (Karl Benz patented Benz Patent-Motorwagen in 1886.)

Available from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Alptraum-Auto-hundertja%CC%88hrige-Erfindung-Folgen/dp/3922696465

Battles of Ideas.  The New Seniors and their New Mobility Agenda
19/08/2020

Battles of Ideas. The New Seniors and their New Mobility Agenda

19/08/2020
DONALD SHOUP (First draft, to be reviewed and approved by Mr.Shoup) Donald Curran Shoup (born August 24, 1938) is a dist...
18/08/2020

DONALD SHOUP (First draft, to be reviewed and approved by Mr.Shoup)

Donald Curran Shoup (born August 24, 1938) is a distinguished research professor of urban planning at UCLA, and a Georgist[2] economist. His 2005 book The High Cost of Free Parking identifies the negative repercussions of off-street parking requirements[3] and relies heavily on 'Georgist' insights about optimal land use and rent distribution.[4] In 2015, the American Planning Association awarded Shoup the "National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Pioneer

Originally focused on public finance and land value tax theory, in 1975 Shoup was inspired by a master's thesis that found that Los Angeles County employees were almost twice as likely to drive alone than federal employees in the Los Angeles Civic Center due to the availability of free parking.[9] Shoup has extensively studied parking as a key link between transportation and land use, with important consequences for cities, the economy, and the environment. In a 2004 paper titled The Ideal Source of Local Public Revenue, Shoup argued for the application of Georgist tax theory to urban parking and transportation issues.

Shoup popularized the theory that an 85% occupancy rate of on-street parking spaces would be the most efficient use of public parking] When cars at any given destination in a city (a block or group of blocks) occupy more than 85% of on-street parking spaces, then cars arriving at that destination are forced to circle the block for a few minutes in order to find an unoccupied parking space. This small search time per car creates a surprisingly large amount of traffic congestion because, typically, many cars are searching for parking simultaneously during peak driving times. This wastes time and fuel and increases air pollution. Shoup calls this phenomenon of excess driving resulting from under-priced parking "cruising for parking".

His research on employer-paid parking led to the passage of California’s parking cash-out law, and to changes in the Internal Revenue Code to encourage parking cash out. His research on municipal parking policies has led cities to charge fair market prices for curb parking and to dedicate the resulting meter revenue to finance added public services in the metered districts.

Shoup's attempts to turn theory into practice have, on occasion, led to controversy]

Shoup is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and has served as Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies and as Chair of the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA. He has served as a visiting scholar at the University of Hawaii, Cambridge University, and the World Bank

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Shoup

Battles of Ideas.  The New Seniors and their New Mobility Agenda
18/08/2020

Battles of Ideas. The New Seniors and their New Mobility Agenda

Battles of Ideas.  The New Seniors and their New Mobility Agenda
18/08/2020

Battles of Ideas. The New Seniors and their New Mobility Agenda

Battles of Ideas.  The New Seniors and their New Mobility Agenda
18/08/2020

Battles of Ideas. The New Seniors and their New Mobility Agenda

12/06/2020

CLIMATE CHANGE AND SENIORS

Climate Change And SeniorsUnderstand the specific ways that climate change affects older adults.Source: https://www.seni...
12/06/2020
Climate Change and Seniors - SeniorResource.com

Climate Change And Seniors

Understand the specific ways that climate change affects older adults.

Source: https://www.seniorresource.com/climatechangeandseniors.htm
Climate change can potentially disproportionately affect the most vulnerable populations, including seniors. This group may be one of the most affected because of decreased mobility, physiological changes, and access to resources. These parameters tend to limit adaptability. The challenges seniors will face adapting to climate change could have significant implications for the individual’s health and the population as a whole.

Scientific findings indicate that the increase in greenhouse gases emitted to the atmosphere over the past 250 years has been the major contributor to climate change. This has been brought about by the use of fossil fuels, agricultural practices, and changes in the land. As these emissions have increased, one sees the continued rise of global mean surface temperatures. Left unabated, climate change will have serious impacts on the environment and on human health, political stability, and food production.

Seniors, in particular, are more vulnerable to:

Environmental risks
* Extreme weather events
* Exacerbated vector-borne diseases
* Compromised agriculture
* Reduced availability of fresh water
* Decreased habitability of population
* Temperature extremes
* Individual physiological and social factors associated with aging may render the effects of climate change on older adults more severe as compared to other demographics. Those with a pre-exposure health status that limits mobility, and those on medications that increase susceptibility to climate-related parameters are thus the most likely to be impacted. Accordingly, the oldest are the most likely to suffer impacts.

Socioeconomic disadvantages may limit the ability of individuals to avoid the negative impacts of climate change.

Selected Examples of How Climate Change May Affect Seniors

Continues: https://www.seniorresource.com/climatechangeandseniors.htm

Climate change can potentially disproportionately affect the most vulnerable populations, including seniors. The challenges seniors will face adapting to climate change could have significant implications for the individual’s health and the population as a whole.

Donald Curran Shoup (born August 24, 1938) is a distinguished research professor of urban planning at UCLA, and a Georgi...
11/06/2020

Donald Curran Shoup (born August 24, 1938) is a distinguished research professor of urban planning at UCLA, and a Georgist[2] economist. His 2005 book The High Cost of Free Parking identifies the negative repercussions of off-street parking requirements[3] and relies heavily on 'Georgist' insights about optimal land use and rent distribution.[4] In 2015, the American Planning Association awarded Shoup the "National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Pioneer

Originally focused on public finance and land value tax theory, in 1975 Shoup was inspired by a master's thesis that found that Los Angeles County employees were almost twice as likely to drive alone than federal employees in the Los Angeles Civic Center due to the availability of free parking.[9] Shoup has extensively studied parking as a key link between transportation and land use, with important consequences for cities, the economy, and the environment. In a 2004 paper titled The Ideal Source of Local Public Revenue, Shoup argued for the application of Georgist tax theory to urban parking and transportation issues.

Shoup popularized the theory that an 85% occupancy rate of on-street parking spaces would be the most efficient use of public parking] When cars at any given destination in a city (a block or group of blocks) occupy more than 85% of on-street parking spaces, then cars arriving at that destination are forced to circle the block for a few minutes in order to find an unoccupied parking space. This small search time per car creates a surprisingly large amount of traffic congestion because, typically, many cars are searching for parking simultaneously during peak driving times. This wastes time and fuel and increases air pollution. Shoup calls this phenomenon of excess driving resulting from under-priced parking "cruising for parking".

His research on employer-paid parking led to the passage of California’s parking cash-out law, and to changes in the Internal Revenue Code to encourage parking cash out. His research on municipal parking policies has led cities to charge fair market prices for curb parking and to dedicate the resulting meter revenue to finance added public services in the metered districts.

Shoup's attempts to turn theory into practice have, on occasion, led to controversy]

Shoup is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and has served as Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies and as Chair of the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA. He has served as a visiting scholar at the University of Hawaii, Cambridge University, and the World Bank

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Shoup

03/06/2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEVIN LEYDON:

Born in Dublin Ireland on 3 June 1942, and today still active internationally after a long career with the European Commission where he served in senior management positions in the Directorates’ General for Transport and Energy

Since 2014 he serves as an active Trustee of the Institute of International and European Affairs in Brussels. The IIEA is Ireland’s leading European & International Affairs thinktank

Kevin specializes in advising on the Commission’s work programme and the legislative process of key policy initiatives, blogging on the legislative activities in the Institutions and in particular in the European Parliament.

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Hmm, 1942 eh? And here you are with your continuing engagement with the Institute of International and European Affairs in Brussels. Reminding this reader of the observtion tht in the 21st Century, eighty is now the "new sixty". So full steam ahead to you Kevin in the years ahead.

Now, as it happens, we had recently added as part of our in-progress collaborative international project supporting cities and projects aiming to cut greenhouse gases from the daily mobility sector by five percent or more, a supporting social media page entitled "Climate/Action/Plan The New Seniors and their New Mobility Agenda".

And as I got to thinking about your support and guidance of our work with the Commission back in the last century , I thought that your birthday would be a great occasion to pay a first modest tribute to those of our friends and colleagues still working of these challenges .

So welcome to World Streets informal 2020 New Seniors "program" and, I very much hope" accept this modest tribute.

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And oh yes, welcome too to our just-getting underway collaborative international project :

WORLD STREETS CLIMATE EMERGENCY / NEW MOBILITY ACTION PLAN

Visit us at https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/ . maybe we can even coax you into finding an Irish city ready to take on the Five Percent Climate Challenge.

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THE OCTOGENARIAN CYCLIST (not what you may think)Say you are eighty or thereabouts and you like to use your bike to get ...
09/04/2020

THE OCTOGENARIAN CYCLIST (not what you may think)

Say you are eighty or thereabouts and you like to use your bike to get around on a daily basis. And you realise that your city's or community's cycling arrangements are not quite perfect. Either for the active older daily cyclist, or their older partners, who may not be active, daily cyclists and who have most probably other needs and preferences.

In your views, are the mobility needs of this super senior set of the population being taken into consideration by government, local or other? By non-profit associations and civil society? Others?

Can you point us to articles or examples of good policy and awareness, that we and others can share, examine, learn from and perhaps act on? (And while you're at it, perhaps also worst practices to be avoided.)

We at World Streets will try to provide coverage of this important tranche at https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/newseniors/ and https://www.facebook.com/NewMobilitySeniors/

Kind thanks, Eric Britton
[email protected] - Skype: NewMobility

Note: The gent to the right is the very young Professor Jason Chang, NTU, a great innovator of safe cycling for all ages.

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Climate/Action/Plan The New Seniors - and their New Mobility Agenda There are two sides to the Seniors/Climate/Mobility ...
07/04/2020

Climate/Action/Plan The New Seniors - and their New Mobility Agenda

There are two sides to the Seniors/Climate/Mobility coin and both need to be addressed here:

(a) LOCAL: safe and equitable mobility for all this fast growing cohort of the population; and

(b) GLOBAL : the exploding climate and environmental impacts of fast growing senior leisure/lifestyles as the result of travel/tourism.

Stay tuned. This is not going to be particularly easy. But all this had to be factored into wise government policy.

THE NEW SENIORS IN ICELAND  -- U3A REYKJAVIK- http://www.u3a.is/is/englishU3A Reykjavik was founded by Ingibjorg R. Gudl...
22/02/2020

THE NEW SENIORS IN ICELAND -- U3A REYKJAVIK
- http://www.u3a.is/is/english

U3A Reykjavik was founded by Ingibjorg R. Gudlaugsdottir´s iniciative in 2012 and is located in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Reykjavik has about 121.000 inhabitants which is around 40% of the population of Iceland of 330.000 people.

U3A Reykjavík is an Association of people who are no longer in employment or who are considering leaving the labour market. U3A Reykjavik offers a various forms of learning and dissemiation of knowlegde. There are no requirements for participating and no tests are taken. U3A Reykjavík is a part of the international movement of U3A´s founded many decades ago and has since then spread to 30-40 countries all over the world.

U3A Reykjavík´s members are 283 as of March 2016 but almost 300 additionally are on the mailing list giving people the opportunity participate in courses and other activities without becoming a member. By being on the list one might want to become a member later on.

U3A Reykjavik conducts a range of activities. Lectures, courses, visits to institutions and firms, study trips and groups with subjects as literature, cinema, gymnastics/taichi laughterjoga, elocution, lifestories and topographical names in the Reykjavik area. Lectures and courses take place weekly on Tuesdays, visits on Thursdays and study trips normally on Saturdays. The groups meet during weekdays. There has been a steady growth in the number of events during the three years since U3A Reykjavik was founded in 2012. May 2015 we experienced our first visit from U3A abroad, the Uppsala Senioruniversitetet. The biggest task up to now, however is the European Erasmus+ project BALL, carried out in cooperation with U3A colleagues in Alicante and Lublin and the Icelandic company Evris ( www.ball-project.eu ). The project is in its final steps by now and the findings will be presented at a conference in Reykjavik September 14th. 2016.

U3A Reykjavik is a forum for active people meeting and educating themselves and each other through lectures and interactive activities. The free form of the organization is a great asset for active people in their third age, retired or approaching retirement.

The third age is the age of freedom and opportunities. U3A is an excellent way to enjoy this period of life being an open and informal forum for education and exchanges.

Hans Kristjan Gudmundsson chairman

U3A | Hæðargarður 31, 108 Reykjavík, Iceland | sími: 561 7797 | [email protected]

Small changes to transport systems could mean big benefits for older people requirements into account. The limitations o...
19/12/2019
Small changes to transport systems could mean big benefits for older people

Small changes to transport systems could mean big benefits for older people requirements into account. The limitations of the transport planning software generally used by local authorities when developing transport systems also became clear. In particular, the research team concluded that the software does not re…

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/295/small_changes_to_transport_systems_could_mean_big_benefits_for_older_people

A new study has pinpointed how simple, low-cost measures could revolutionise older people’s ability to use transport systems effectively, safely and with confidence.

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You are cordially invited to have a look at this new collaborative social media forum in support of the WORLD STREETS 2020 FIVE PERCENT CHALLENGE. https://www.facebook.com/ClimateActionPlan-The-New-Seniors-and-their-New-Mobility-Agenda-121610345902618/ There are two sides to the Seniors/Climate/Mobility coin, and both will be addressed here:

(a) LOCAL: Safe and equitable mobility for all this fast growing cohort of the population many of whom are not fairly served by the existing mobility options. (b) GLOBAL :The exploding climate and environmental impacts of fast growing senior leisure/lifestyles as the result of booming travel/tourism.

Let’s have a look. Reach wide! Be imaginative! And oh yes, don’t give up!

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And when you become an Octogenarian, you may join the 98 members of the Royal Academy of Octogenarian Cyclist where you find some of the great cyclist of the past and still the present such as 105 years old Robert Marchand of France. https://www.facebook.com/groups/702304553632156/