Lecture at uwimi.com

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In 2010 Shannon was invited to record a lecture for the uwimi.com website. Uwimi.com is a similair concept to TED and the site hosts a range of lectures from people from all walks of life in china – all recorded in a professional environment. You can see the lecture below – it was cut back a lot by the editors but you get the general idea.

So far it has had some 14000 views and over 50 comments. It was released on the weekend close to October 1st when Beijing had horrendous traffic congestion to maximize the impact.

It is really good to see so many positive comments on our point of view – some of the highlights were ;

支持shannon的建议,改变需要一步步实施,而不是固步自封。尤其是赞同无车区域的规划,像南锣鼓巷那里,每次去都有汽车经过,占用了大量的空间,感觉非常不好,不如骑自行车,好的理念应该得到实现,有关部门和媒体也做好宣传和引导,会有改观的。

Support Shannon. We need to reform step by step, we shouldn’t hold on to our own ideology. I agree there should be plan for no car places such as for Nan Luo Guo Xiang. Everytime i go there, there are cars passing through, it takes up so much public space, it doesn’t give pedestrians good feeling. It’s much better to use bike there. Good ideas should be implemented and related government department and media can help to promote and given this, the situation will change.

公共交通、自行车应该作为城市交通的主角,政府应负有创导责任。

Public transport and bike should the main form of transportation for the city. Government should be reponsible for promoting this.

环保不单一是说说,而是要确确实实的做出来的!上的朋友不要用奇异的眼光看待这位兄台,现在的气候变化如此之大,你没感觉到吗?

Environment protection shouldn’t be a thing we just talk about, we should act on it. Don’t just look at Shannon with doubt and surprise. The climate has changed so much, haven’t you felt it?

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