Art Center Sustainable Mobility Summit02.5.08   |   Posted in: Events   |   By: Kellis Landrum
Tags: Art Center, Automotive, Green Design, Industrial Design, Paul Hawken
As the price of gas continues to sky rocket and we spend more and more time sitting in traffic that moves no where fast, we often think to ourselves that there has to be a better way. As it turns out, so did a group of designers, engineers, city planners, and industry leaders, who have founded an annual summit focusing on rethinking how we get from Point A to Point B.
Hosted by Art Center College of Design, one of the worlds foremost schools for car designers, the two day Sustainable Mobility Summit begins tomorrow with a keynote speech from entrepreneur, environmentalist and author Paul Hawken.
What is sustainable mobility you ask? In a nutshell, “Mobility” means getting people to embrace the idea of “Transit” rather than “Cars”, making it faster and cheaper to get from one place to another. The sustainable part involves doing this in a way that doesn’t harm the environment, creates a minimum of waste, and doesn’t suffer supply and demand issues.
We will be attending this conference, so look to Neu Black for updates in the coming week to find out what the leading industry experts have to say about the future of car design, transportation systems, and how your city will look in the coming years.
For more info check out http://www.artcenter.edu/summit/