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CalGreen's Statement on the Passing of Dr. Joseph Kott - Decorated Transport Scholar, Planner,


SACRAMENTO, Calif.–With its mission to advance systems thinking and the Triple Bottom Line, the California Green Academy (“CalGreen”) has issued the following statement on the passing of Professor Joseph Kott, Ph.D., internationally noted sustainable transport scholar and planner, and early inspiration and supporter of TransportiCA and CalGreen:

“On behalf of the California Green Academy, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Professor Joseph Kott, Ph.D. With many of CalGreen's staff being Dr. Kott's former San Jose State and Presidio Graduate School students and colleagues, we are incredibly saddened by the news of his passing.

Dr. Kott was a monumentally generous man, whose passion for sustainable transportation and inclusive economic development was significant and infectious, and we are incredibly proud, and grateful, for his mentoring TransportiCA and CalGreen.

While Dr. Kott will be significantly missed, his passion for furthering equitable mobility and transport will be one of his greatest legacies, and CalGreen will do our best to advance his important work.”

Further tributes for Dr. Kott can be viewed at Palo Alto Online, Stanford News and the Stanford Daily, as well as, Northern Section of the APA California Chapter. A memorial service will be held Saturday, 09 March, at Corpus Christi Church in Piedmont.

A PDF of this release can be downloaded here.

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