Francis Eric Knight Britton
Professor, Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy
Institut Supérieur de Gestion
8 Rue de Lota, 75116 Paris
Tel. +339 8326 9459
Managing Director, EcoPlan International
Founding Editor: World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities
Sainte Anne. 9, rue Gabillot
Lyon 69003, France
T. +336 5088 0787
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Founding editor (acting 2016):
Eric Britton worked (and works) closely with Robert Ayres to design from scratch and oversee this website which has two quite different levels of ambitions.
Library of record: Robert U. Ayres
In the first place it aims to provide a “library of record” for the achievements and publications of Robert Underwood Ayres, a remarkably inventive social scientist (my words, not his – see “Who is Robert Ayres“) and talented writer. It offers a place in which the public can go to find a full record of his many contributions, assisted by a handful of powerful search engines that help the reader find their way through the impressive welter of books, publications, events and projects. This is useful given the considerable extent of his accomplishments — but in itself in 2016 hardly original.
The Salon Function
The originality of this site lies in the manner in which it provides a rolling publication and discussion forum for weekly articles aired by Ayres (sorry) and invited contributors and critics on many aspects of its fascinating topic. We see this forum evolving as a congenial and efficient 21st century digital version of the sort of literary and political salons so widely practiced in France the 18th and 19th centuries, bringing exceptionally talented people together to present and critique new ideas and works of art. This forum is endeavouring to do just this, taking as our permanent task and object, presentations and critical discussions about the concept of Exernomics.
Putting this site to work
You will find clear directions on that in our opening section entitled, no less, How this site works. If you spot anything that does not work or needs improvement, I am the person to contact.
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Bio note: Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is a student, teacher and activist of sustainability and social justice. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan International, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest work focuses on the subject of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions and in the process find practical solutions to urgent climate, mobility, life quality and job creation issues. More: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7