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Eric Britton

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Eric Britton is a sustainability advocate who works as an adviser to government and industry on matters involving technological, environmental and social changes which are creating new circumstances for decisions of public policy and private practice. His life work is a commitment to the principles of sustainable development and social justice. An American living in Paris, he has worked with cities, ministries, public agencies, NGOs and transportation companies on five continents, as well as for the United Nations, European Commission, and OECD. In 1988 he founded the New Mobility Agenda, an open self-organizing collaborative network bringing together people of many backgrounds and from many countries who join forces to support new thinking and world-wide collaborative problem-solving on issues and strategies for sustainable transport in cities. Born in Mississippi, his university education took him to Amherst College, Columbia Graduate Faculties, University of Rome, combining studies in the physical sciences, international affairs, and economics. Britton is a founding editor of the Journal of World Transport Policy & Practice, winner of the 2000 Stockholm Challenge Environment Award and of the 2002 World Technology Environment Award.

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