ULI’s Building Healthy Places Book Club: Right of Way

When

Wednesday 16 December 2020
4:00pm - 5:15pm EST

Where

Global ULI Online
Our next title is Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America. Author Angie Schmitt explains how pedestrian deaths are not unavoidable “accidents.”
Registration is complimentary and open to all.

ULI's Building Healthy Places Book Club is designed to spark thought and conversation around health, social equity, and real estate. 

Our next title is Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America. Author Angie Schmitt explains how pedestrian deaths are not unavoidable “accidents.” They don’t happen because of jaywalking or distracted walking. They are predictable, occurring in stark geographic patterns that tell a story about systemic inequality. These deaths are often the forgotten faces of an increasingly urgent public-health crisis that we have the tools, but not the will, to solve. 

Participation is free and requires registration. All registered participants receive a suggested reading schedule, weekly email thought starters, and a link to attend three virtual meetups.

For Right of Way we will host three live meetups:

  • December 16, 2020: Winter Kick Off: Right of Way
  • January 13, 2021: Mid-Book Discussion Groups moderated by Charles T. Brown
  • February 3, 2021: Talk with Author Angie Schmitt

Virtual meetups take place on Zoom and run from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm EDT. Weekly thought starters curated by Charles T. Brown will be sent via email following the Winter Kick Off. Members and non-members may register to participate throughout the winter reading period running through February 3, 2021.

Speakers

Speaker

Angie Schmitt

Author,

Angie Schmitt (author) is one of the country’s best known writers and experts on the topic of sustainable transportation. She was the long-time national editor at Streetsblog and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Bicycling, GOOD, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and a number of other publications. She lives in Cleveland with her husband and two children. Follow Angie on Twitter: @schmangee

Speaker

Charles Brown

Owner/Principal, Equitable Cities LLC

Charles T. Brown, MPA is a self-proclaimed “street-level researcher” working at the intersection of transportation, health, and equity. He currently serves as a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, both at Rutgers University. Mr. Brown’s work has been published in several international journals as well as featured in the New York Times, CityLab, NPR, and various other national and local media outlets. Mr. Brown serves as an advisor to ULI’s District Council Task Forces for Health and Social Equity. Follow Charles on Twitter: @ctbrown1911