Jarrett Walker on Human Transit

Come hear Jarrett Walker discuss his new book “Human Transit: How clear Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich our Communities and Our Lives.”

Presented in collaboration with the Sustainable Resource Center at UCLA.

Free and Open to the Public; Light refreshments will be served.

Room 2343, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

More information at the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/230210307052439/

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