SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The European way

"The European Union has become the largest, wealthiest trading bloc in
the world — nearly as large as the U.S. and China combined — all while
providing an exceptional quality of life to its citizens and maintaining
a per capita carbon footprint half that of the United States. How do
they do it? Join author Steven Hill as he gives us the answers
from his new book Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way is the Best
Hope in an Insecure Age


SPUR Talk: High-Speed Rail on its Way to Northern California

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