our lady in parliament

UntitledMy friend and former colleague Julie Anne Genter, an expert in sustainable transport policy, won a seat in the New Zealand parliament on Saturday, with the Green Party. 

Raised in Southern California, Julie will be the first US-NZ dual citizen to sit in the New Zealand parliament.  More important, she has done superb work for our firm in sustainable transport policy across Australia and New Zealand, including as a leading exponent of Donald Shoup's work on parking pricing.  (I featured one of her early videos on this topic here.) 

While it appears she will be sitting in opposition, I know she'll be doing great work for New Zealand and beyond.

3 Responses to our lady in parliament

  1. Paul Kidd (Brisbane, Australia) November 27, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    Nice to see someone who knows about transport in parliament. Now she just needs to get into government and get some of her friends in over this side of the ditch.

  2. Stuart Donovan November 28, 2011 at 5:04 am #

    Yay Julie! Look forward to her becoming Minister of Transport in 2014.

  3. David Arthur November 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    Congratulations Julie Anne!