Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Questions for the August Book Club Selection: "Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning"

For the August 2018 Book Club selection, TransportiCA has chosen Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning: A Multi-Scale Approach, by Professor Karen Firehock.  As the federal administration shamefully pursues ending California's landmark air quality authority, TransportiCA looks for a diversity of measures governments can take to "green" their communities, while also improving infrastructure for the long-term, especially for sustainable transportation planning.

With every month's selection, TransportiCA provides three questions, and if you send us all three correct responses by the end of the month, and your name is drawn, you will win a copy of the book.

The contest questions for Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning are:
(1) Prof. Firehock founded, and also serves as Executive Director, for what institution?
(2) Where did Prof. Firehock receive her undergraduate and graduate education from?
(3) Prof. Firehock's landmark work led what company to partner with, creating a national model for green infrastructure?

Thank you for your interest in the Book Club, and best of luck with the contest!


No purchase is necessary, as questions are not taken directly from the publication, but from respective technical information and publicity.  To send-in your response, submit via TransportiCA's "Contact Form" on the front-page (bottom left), sending your name, email address and answers.  The deadline for submission is 23:59, Friday, 31 August 2018.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Questions for the July Book Club Selection: "RESILIENCE FOR ALL"

For the July 2018 Book Club selection, TransportiCA has chosen Resilience for All: Striving for Equity Through Community-Driven Design, by Dr. Barbara Brown Wilson.  As TransportiCA has stated since day one, equity is the least-discussed element of sustainability (the other two being the environment and economy), and Dr. Brown's newest publication describes why it benefits EVERYONE to include communities traditionally left-out of the sustainability debate.

With every month's selection, TransportiCA provides three questions, and if you send us all three correct responses by the end of the month, and your name is drawn, you will win a copy of the book.

The contest questions for Resilience for All are:
(1) Dr. Wilson is co-founder of what student-focused event, and what community-focused nonprofit?
(2) Name one of two of Dr. Brown's academic (institution) affiliations?
(3) Dr. Wilson is co-author of what other publication?

Thank you for your interest in the Book Club, and best of luck with the contest!

For July, Island Press is offering Resilience for All, and hundreds of eBooks, for only $4.99!


No purchase is necessary, as questions are not taken directly from the publication, but from respective technical information and publicity.  To send-in your responses, submit via TransportiCA's "Contact Form" on the front-page (bottom left), sending your name, email address and answers.  The deadline for submission is 23:59, Tuesday, 31 July 2018.

Monday, June 4, 2018

25% Discount for June's Book Club Selection, "COPENHAGENIZE"

The amazing people at Island Press - and there are manyare offering a 25% discount for Copenhagenize this month!  Use the code "BIKES" at checkout.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Questions for the June Book Club Selection: "COPENHAGENIZE"

For the June 2018 Book Club selection, TransportiCA has chosen COPENHAGENIZE: The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism, by Mikael Colville-Andersen.  With the United Nations declaring today "World Bicycle Day," and summer weather giving us all the more reason to embrace our pedal power, Copenhagenize is the perfect read to start the season with.

With every month's selection, TransportiCA provides three questions, and if you send us all three correct responses by the end of the month, and your name is drawn, you will win a copy of the book.

The contest questions for Copenhagenize are:
(1) Colville-Andersen is also the founder and Editor of what internationally-renowned blog?
(2) Name one of two American cities Colville-Andersen's firm has worked with on their bicycle planning and infrastructure. 
(3) What is the name of Colville-Andersen's TEDx talk?

Thank you for your interest in the Book Club, and best of luck with the contest!

Island Press is offering Copenhagenize with 25% off!  Use the code "BIKES" at checkout.


No purchase is necessary, as questions are not taken directly from the publication, but from respective technical information and publicity.  To send-in your responses, submit via TransportiCA's "Contact Form" on the front-page (bottom left), sending your name, email address and answers.  The deadline for submission is 23:59, Saturday, 30 June 2018.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Questions for the May Book Club Selection: "Three Revolutions"

This contest has since concluded; a huge congratulations to Patrick McAtee of Virginia!

For the May 2018 Book Club selection, TransportiCA has chosen Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future, by Dr. Daniel Sperling.  With automated and shared vehicles entering the express lane, Dr. Sperling's newest publication provides an unmatched understanding of shared mobility services—the public importance, advantages, and limitations of this new mobility form.

With every month's selection, TransportiCA provides three questions, and if you send us all three correct responses by the end of the month, and your name is drawn, you will win a copy of the book.

The contest questions for Three Revolutions are:
(1) Dr. Sperling recently served as Chair of what federal research organization?  Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science
(2) What is the name of the internationally best-selling book Dr. Sperling co-authored, almost a decade ago?  Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability
(3) What internationally-renowned state regulatory board does Dr. Sperling serve on?  California Air Resources Board

Thank you for your interest in the Book Club, and best of luck with the contest!


No purchase is necessary, as questions are not taken directly from the publication, but from respective technical information and publicity.  To send-in your responses, submit via TransportiCA's "Contact Form" on the front-page (bottom left), sending your name, email address and answers.  The deadline for submission is 23:59, Thursday, 31 May 2018.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Questions for the April Book Club Selection: "Oil: A Beginner's Guide"

For the April 2018 Book Club selection, TransportiCA has chosen Oil: A Beginner's Guide, by world-acclaimed scientist and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dr. Vaclav Smil.  Given this being the month of "Earth Day," and the federal administration's increasing war on environmental protection and public health, we want to highlight the devastation of a fossil-fuel based energy source, and the need to immediately eliminate its use. 

With every month's selection, TransportiCA provides three questions, and if you send us all three correct responses by the end of the month, and your name is drawn, you will win a copy of the book.

The contest questions for Oil: A Beginner's Guide are:
(1) This international business leader has stated, "There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil."
(2) What is the name of Dr. Smil's similarly titled publication?
(3) Dr. Smil is the first non-American to receive what prestigious award?

Thank you for your interest in the Book Club, and best of luck with the contest!


No purchase is necessary, as questions are not taken directly from the publication, but from respective technical information and publicity.  To send-in your responses, submit via TransportiCA's "Contact Form" on the front-page (bottom left), sending your name, email address and answers.  The deadline for submission is 23:59, Monday, 30 April 2018.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Questions for the March Book Club Selection: "Suburban Remix"

For the March 2018 Book Club selection, TransportiCA has chosen Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places, by Professor Jason Beske, AICP, and David Dixon, FAIA.

With every month's selection, TransportiCA provides three questions, and if you send us all three correct responses by the end of the month, and your name is drawn, you will win a copy of the book.

The contest questions for Suburban Remix are:
(1) What do the acronyms at the end of both authors name stand for?
(2) Prof. Beske instructs at what institution?
(3) What is David Dixon's other major publication?

Additionally, the Book Club's favorite publisher - Island Press - is offering a 20% discount; please use the code "4REMIX" at checkout.  Lastly, and in partnership with APA Virginia, register for free to hear both authors discuss Suburban Remix at their webinar on Monday, 26 March, from 12:00-13:00 EST (09:00-10:00 PST).

Thank you for your interest in the Book Club, and best of luck with the contest!


No purchase is necessary, as questions are not taken directly from the publication, but from respective technical information and publicity.  To send-in your responses, submit via TransportiCA's "Contact Form" on the front-page (bottom left), sending your name, email address and answers.  The deadline for submission is 23:59, Saturday, 31 March 2018.