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Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence

By: Peter Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy

442 pages, B/w photos, figs

Island Press

Paperback | Feb 1999 | #84390 | ISBN: 1559636602
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NHBS Price: £38.00 $48/€45 approx

About this book

Examines the urban aspect of sustainability issues, arguing that cities are a necessary focus for that global agenda. The authors make the case that the essential character of a city's land use results from how it manages its transportation, and that only by reducing our automobile dependence will we be able to successfully accommodate all elements of the sustainability agenda.


Contents

The concept of sustainability and its relationship to cities; the problem of automobile dependence at the end of the 20th century; the pattern of automobile dependence and global cities; a vision of reduced automobile dependence; greening the automobile-dependent city - urban ecology and auto dependence; promoting sustainable urban change; ethics, spirituality and community in the city.

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