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Metropolis and Mobile Life will explore the relationship between physical mobility and social mobility, and the ways in which our mode of moving in and through cities influences our attitudes toward them. The discussion will investigate how reforming transit infrastructure and changes in travel behaviour can result in new modes of living and new kinds of urban space. It is time to elevate the level of debate beyond light rail vs. subways and explore new ways of thinking about urban mobility.
Federico Parolotto, Senior Partner, Mobility in Chain
Tom Vanderbilt, Author, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
Richard Sommer, Dean and Professor of Urbanism, Daniels Faculty
METROPOLIS AND MOBILE LIFE
Thursday, January 31, 2013
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West
Presented in partnership with Places journal.
Stage furnishings provided by Herman Miller.
This is a public event. Tickets are required.
Due to the popularity of our Fora series, we ask that all ticket holders arrive by 6:20 PM to claim their seats. There will be a rush line for non-ticket holders. After 6:20, unclaimed seats will be made available to those in the rush line.
Copies of Tom Vanderbilt's the book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) will be available for sale at the event.
For more information, please visit: http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/events/2012/09/metropolis_and_mobile_life