Car free Cities

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In this volume filled with historical and contemporary references to guiding historic precedents and ideological errors of 20th-century planning, the author sets up the carfree city as the cornerstone of sustainable development. This book outlines a structure carefully designed to maximize the quality of life for people and communities worldwide. Also available in cloth, 9057270374.

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Overview

In this volume filled with historical and contemporary references to guiding historic precedents and ideological errors of 20th-century planning, the author sets up the carfree city as the cornerstone of sustainable development. This book outlines a structure carefully designed to maximize the quality of life for people and communities worldwide. Also available in cloth, 9057270374.

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Carfree Cities offers up a vision of a sustainable city that provides an exceptional quality of life for its citizens. . . . A must read not only for academics and students, but for anyone who cares about people and cities.” —Eric Britton, Ecoplan International and The Commons, Paris
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789057270420
  • Publisher: International Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

J. H. Crawford has worked as a consultant, designer, photographer, editor, and writer.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Preface 17
Introduction 21
Pt. I On Cities
Yardsticks for Cities 37
Cities & Transport 53
Wicked Cars 69
Better Public Transport 85
Sustainable Cities 109
Pt. II Carfree Cities
Design Parameters 125
City Topology 131
City Districts 143
City Blocks 153
Buildings 161
Passenger Transport 173
Freight Delivery 195
Pt. III Going Carfree
Support for Carfree Cities 225
Planning Carfree Cities 247
Some Modest Proposals 279
Afterword 287
App Resources at Carfree.com 291
App The Bicycle City 293
App The Auto-Centric Carfree City 295
Bibliography 297
Illustrations 305
Index 309
Conversion Tables 323
The Author 324
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