Is the auto the most convenient and efficient way to move people around inside our cities? Does increasing car traffic diminish the quality of life in our neighborhoods and city centers? Is the use of the automobile sustainable in a future of climate change and escalating energy costs? Has the automobile actually become a limit to economic growth and urban vitality? You are invited to attend an international gathering in Ithaca NY that will consider these questions and explore alternatives to car-dependent mobility which will significantly contribute to the evolution of sustainable cities.