Earlier today I had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. John Gilderbloom. Regular readers will know him as the two-way streets researcher from the University of Louisville, who came to New Albany in August of 2015 and gave a marvelous presentation.
Watch the video of Dr. John Gilderbloom’s two-way streets presentation last night.
Gilderbloom: Proving what Gahan can’t seem to fathom, tonight at the library.
Perhaps the most memorable event in the time of our association with Dr. Gilderbloom occurred when Irv Stumler staged a meltdown at U of L over the professor’s street grid research.
Irv wanted it squelched, and right now!
Irv still nutzoid, and Gilderbloom’s research wasted on New Albany — and Greg Fischer, for that matter.
A few weeks back, when Dr. Gilderbloom’s most recent streets research project started being picked up by national media, Irv Stumler apparently visited the University of Louisville to demand that Gilderbloom be silenced, because how dare peer-reviewed academic research be allowed to deny the sanctity of New Albany’s 18-wheeled Luddite exceptionalism?
Depending on the report, Stumler either was laughed off campus or curtly told that if he didn’t take a chill pill, he would be forcibly removed.
How I wish someone would have filmed that episode.
I digress, because John closed today’s conversation by recommending a video at YouTube about pollution and health by neighborhood in Louisville. It won’t improve your mood, but you should watch it.
Think Locally, Act Globally: Neighbourhood pollution and the future of the earth
Dr John I. Gilderbloom
Dr John I. Gilderbloom discusses his work in Louisville, KY, researching the link between environmental toxins and the health of a neighborhood. His research pushes back against the power elite, industry chiefs, local foundations and a recent contribution of $6 million dollars from the Koch Brothers. He discusses the cause of early death rates in Louisville, whose residents live five years less than people in California due to air pollution and other toxins. He also explains the reasons that west end Louisville residents live 13 years less than east end Louisville residents. For more information visit Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods to learn more and to make a non-profit donations.