Sustainable Cities Final Presentation

From the SF Bicycle Coalition:

We’ve been working with three Stanford University students throughout their winter semester to create a toolkit of resources as part of our Women Bike SF program we’ve just launched. Informed by our membership, other organizations throughout San Francisco and research on similar initiatives throughout the world, they have been putting together resources to increase bike ridership among women, trans* and female-identifying individuals in San Francisco.

Please RSVP here if you can attend.

Sustainable Cities is a service-learning course offered through the Program on Urban Studies and Earth Systems Program. Students learn and work collaboratively with Bay Area government agencies and community organizations to support their sustainability goals. Now in its sixth year, the class attracts undergraduate and graduate students from a multitude of disciplines, ranging from urban studies to civil and environmental engineering to law and public policy majors, to support clients on meaningful fieldwork-based projects. To see more information about the class, please visit:

The Winter 2015 class is working with five community partners on the following projects: 1) assessing feasibility of an equitable and integrated Bay Area public transportation fare structure – Friends of Caltrain; 2) mapping residential displacement and demographic shifts in San Mateo County – Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto; 3) developing a public engagement strategy for household hazardous waste disposal in the City of San Jose – Department of Environmental Services; 4) creating a toolkit for Women Bike SF to increase bike ridership in San Francisco – San Francisco Bicycle Coalition; 5) providing technical and policy analysis for the City of Oakland soft story retrofit program – Resilient Oakland Initiative.


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