Gregory Shill on How the Law Subsidizes Driving, Nov. 21

Posted by Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance on November 12, 2019

Prof. Gregory Shill of the University of Iowa to speak November 21: Should Law Subsidize Driving?

Read here from his Atlantic Monthly article, “Americans Shouldn’t Have to Drive, but the Law Insists on It.”

“Mundane road regulations embed automobile supremacy into federal, state, and local law. But inequities in traffic regulation are only the beginning. Land-use law, criminal law, torts, insurance, vehicle safety regulations, even the tax code-all these sources of law provide rewards to cooperate with what has become the dominant transport mode, and punishment for those who defy it.”

When: Thursday, November 21, 2019,7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.,Program at 8:00 a.m.

Where: Obermayer, 1500 Market Street, Suite 3400, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2101

What: The DVSGA and 5th Square are co-hosting legal scholar, Professor Gregory Shill. Professor Shill will discuss the many ways local, state, and federal law subsidize driving and car culture at the expense of other ways of getting around-and the ways we can begin to re-balance our transportation policy.

Read Professor Shill’s forthcoming article Should the Law Subsidize Driving and his recent article in The Atlantic Monthly.

Gregory Shill is Professor of Law at the University of Iowa. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Columbia University.

Registration: Click here to register; $20 registration fee


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