Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Kate Ascher
The Evolution of Transportation

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.


The Way To GoRecent months have seen the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle sharing information in an unprecedented manner which could potentially change the face of sea transportation in the Puget Sound. In her newest book, Columbia University’s Kate Ascher explains the policies, practices and basic mechanics of transportation via ocean, roadways and the sky. The Way to Go: Moving Through Sea, Land, and Air looks at every aspect of transportation — from daily food shipments through ports, to the engines in cars, and the air traffic controllers who keep planes on the right path in the sky — and shows how our modern infrastructure allows us to move faster and farther than ever before. By exploring the logistics, mechanics and technology behind all types of transportation, Ascher’s illustrated guide gives unprecedented insight into how we travel. A Principal at Happold Consulting, Ascher is also the author of The Works: Anatomy of a City and The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper.

Presented by: Town Hall in partnership with University Book Store, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.
Tickets: Tickets: $5. Double Feature! Admission to this event also gains access to UW Science Now’s Ian Johnson and Michael Hutchins at 6 pm.
Town Hall Member Benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.
Doors open: 7:00 p.m.
Learn more: About Ascher.

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