UC Berkeley Lecture: Understanding and Influencing Sustainable Behaviors

From UC Berkeley:

Understanding and Influencing Sustainable Behaviors:: Promoting energy conservation, recycling, and alternative transportation

What drives people to behave in sustainable ways? What policies can be enacted to promote more sustainable behavior? How can we determine what policies are most effective? These questions can be addressed with the behavioral research described in this talk. The talk has three parts. First, Professor Walker will describe creative approaches to promote sustainable behaviors in energy, recycling, and transportation. Second, she will explain the statistical models she uses to analyze behavior. Finally, she will discuss a behavioral experiment that aimed to measure what impact it had on people’s transportation choices to provide them with information on GHG emissions.


This Week: Shoup in Berkeley, What SF Can Learn From DC

In a light week on the calendar, SPUR looks at what SF can learn from DC, and Donald Shoup will be at UC Berkeley to talk smart parking policy. Here are this week’s calendar highlights: Wednesday: Join a SPUR lunchtime forum for a discussion on what San Francisco can learn from D.C.’s transportation innovations, from automated traffic enforcement to one of the […]

UC Berkeley Talk: Cycling and Walking for Sustainable Cities, Lessons from Europe and North America

From IURD: Speaker: John Pucher, professor in the School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Jersey Professor Pucher argues that cycling and walking are the most environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable of all transport modes.  He then provides an international overview of cycling levels and trends among many different countries in […]