Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Peter Norton discusses his book Fighting Traffic

On October 6 author Peter Norton will discuss his book Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City at the George Mason University Arlington campus. Peter is Assistant Professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia. After his talk there will be a panel discussion on "Shaping the Urban Environment Through Multimodal Transportation."

From the meeting announcement:

Who do the streets really belong to?

Join us for a special evening discussing transportation, how we got here and where we are going. First a presentation by Peter Norton on his (highly) acclaimed book “Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City" followed by a "Pizza & Perspectives" panel discussion with local transportation experts on “Shaping the Urban Environment through Multimodal Transportation", Founders Hall Multi-Purpose room, at the George Mason University campus in Arlington on October 6. The event is free to all.

Date: October 6, 2015
Location: Founders Hall, Arlington Campus 

Location: Founders Hall, Room 111
Time: 4:30pm - Reception and Light Refreshments
          5:00pm - Professor Peter Norton's Presentation Several signed copies of Professor Norton's book will be raffled off after the presentation.

Location: Founders Hall Multipurpose Room
Time: 6:00pm - Pizza and Perspectives Panel Discussion with Transportation Experts Topic: Shaping the Urban Environment Through Multimodal Transportation
          7:15pm - Wrap up

Please RSVP for PART 1 of the program as space is limited. An RSVP is not needed for PART 2 of the program. Thank you and we look forward to sharing the evening with you.

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Information on the moderator and panel members for the Pizza & Perspectives discussion
Fionnuala Quinn, Director, The Bureau of Good Roads LLC, Fairfax, VA
Peter Norton, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering and Society, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Chris Conklin, Principal, VHB Inc., Vienna, VA
Moderator: Paul DeMaio, MA, Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics, George Mason University, 2005, Principal, MetroBike, LLC and Capital Bikeshare manager for Arlington County, VA

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