Social Engineering: Responding to Ken Livingstone

The author of this article responds to the mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, by discussing a natural experiment. This experiment is the charging for the utilization of certain roads by certain vehicles in an attempt to re-engineer the mobility patterns around and in London. The author discusses the social engineering change and the automobile system. He uses the concept of the tipping point, a term coined by Malcom Gladwell in his book by the same name. The author of this current article describes seven happenings that need to occur in order for the reliance on automobiles to be demolished and a tipping point into a new system to occur. The congestion charging scheme points the way to this new system.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 506-509
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  • Accession Number: 01013265
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 7 2005 4:28PM