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Book Talk and Discussion with Dr. Daniel Sperling

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July 20, 2018

9:30 am - 11:00 am

LOCATION: Princeton Club of NY 15 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036 The Center on Global Energy Policy and the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis will host Dr. Daniel Sperling, one of the world’s foremost experts on sustainable transportation, for a conversation that will explore the three revolutions in transportation: automated, shared, and electric technologies. Dr. Sperling aims to move beyond the hype to identify and advance real, equitable solutions. How can we anticipate–rather than react to—environmental, economic, and social challenges associated with transportation innovation?  He’ll be discussing his new book, Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future. In Three Revolutions, Dr. Sperling, along with seven other co-authors and leaders in the field, share research–based insights on potential public benefits and impacts of the three transportation revolutions. They describe innovative ideas and partnerships, and explore the role government policy can play in steering the new transportation paradigm toward the public interest—creating a dream scenario of social equity, environmental sustainability, and urban livability. About Dr. Daniel Sperling: Dr. Sperling is Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, and founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis . He holds the transportation seat on the California Air Resources Board and served as Chair of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies in 2015-16.  Among his many prizes is the 2013 Blue Planet Prize from the Asahi Glass Foundation for being “a pioneer in opening up new fields of study to create more efficient, low-carbon, and environmentally beneficial transportation systems.” He served twice as lead author for the IPCC (sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize), has testified 7 times to the US Congress, and provided 20 keynote presentations in the past year.  He has authored or co-authored over 250 technical papers and 13 books and is widely cited in leading newspapers. Dr. Sperling has been interviewed many times on NPR radio, including Science Friday, Talk of the Nation and Fresh Air, and in 2009 was featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Registration is required. Guests unable to attend can view a livestream of the event at http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/livestream. A podcast of this event will be available 1-2 weeks after the date of the event through iTunes and our website. This event is open to press. Please direct media inquiries to Jesse McCormick ([email protected]) For more information contact: [email protected]

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