The end of automobile dependence

In this publication, 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. They consider a refined and more civilized automobile playing a very much reduced and manageable role in urban...

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Main Authors: Newman, Peter, Kenworthy, Jeffrey (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC Island Press/Center for Resource Economics 2015, 2015
Edition:1st ed. 2015
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In this publication, 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. They consider 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 to better understand how to facilitate and guide cities to the most productive and sustainable outcomes.   This is the final volume in a trilogy by Newman and Kenworthy on automobile dependence (Cities and Automobile Dependence in 1989 and Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence in 1999). Like all good trilogies this one shows the rise of an empire, in this case that of the automobile, the peak of its power, and the decline of that empire
Physical Description:XIV, 308 p. 49 illus online resource
ISBN:9781610916134