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THE END OF AUTOMOBILE DEPENDENCE: HOW CITIES ARE MOVING BEYOND CAR-BASED PLANNING. Peter Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy. Island Press, Washington, D.C., 2015. 324 pp. with 80 ills. (16 col.). 27 x 18 cm. LC 2014-958512 ISBN 9781610914628 In English.
The ISBN appears on the back cover only. Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 166603. Publisher's description: Cities will continue to accommodate the automobile, but when cities are built around them, the quality of human and natural life declines. Current trends show great promise for future urban mobility systems that enable freedom and connection, but not dependence. We are experiencing the phenomenon of peak car use in many global cities at the same time that urban rail is thriving, central cities are revitalizing, and suburban sprawl is reversing. Walking and cycling are growing in many cities, along with bike sharing schemes, which have contributed to new investment and vitality in central cities including Melbourne, Seattle, Chicago, and New York. We are thus in a new era that has come much faster than global transportation experts Peter Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy had predicted: the end of automobile dependence. Authors Newman and Kenworthy look at how we can accelerate a planning approach to designing urban environments that can function reliably and conveniently on alternative modes, with a refined and more civilized automobile playing a very much reduced and manageable role in urban transportation. The authors examine the rise and fall of automobile dependence using updated data on 44 global cities.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 166602
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