CART in the news (2): Gilderbloom on Quasi-Possibility City.


Substitute “New Albany” for “Louisville,” and it’s the exact strategy best pursued by the current mayoral administration for the remainder of its turn — assuming, of course, that conservatives in the local Democratic Party don’t commit us to Romneyism in the interim.

CART annual meeting: Dr. John Gilderbloom on ‘Louisville at the Crossroads,’ left behind as other cities embrace New Urbanism (Insider Louisville)

The Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation is hosting Dr. John Gilderbloom from the University of Louisville’s Department of Urban & Public Affairs on Wed., June 19.

… From the CART website:

(Gilderbloom) will discuss his work in “New Urbanism” highlighting real and measurable progress being made by other US cities toward strengthening urban quality of life. Cities that want to function effectively in the future are addressing economic, social, and environmental challenges through policy choices that encourage walkable, bikeable, and public transit oriented communities with a vibrant urban core. Louisville is currently trailing most cities of similar size by most livability, health, and sustainability metrics and in an era of global change laggards have much to lose. Dr. Gilderbloom will provide data that encourages a vision of real and appropriate change that will help close the gap between Louisville and cities with whom we compete.

CART’s annual meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St., in Clifton.