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    DescriptionOur dependence on cars is a huge problem - one of the most difficult facing planners and city authorities as well as residents and commuters - but the authors of this work argue that it can be overcome and a new form of urban organization developed. The text examines the trends which shape global cities and establishes transport, economic and cultural priorities within this framework. With profiles of successful working examples from across the globe, it shows how we can overcome automobile dependence and successfully tackle issues on the sustainability agenda. It provides a resource for urban and transport planners as well as students and researchers.

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    Sustainability and Cities
    Overcoming Automobile Dependence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Newman, By (author) Jeffrey R. Kenworthy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 450
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 798 g
    ISBN 13: 9781559636605
    ISBN 10: 1559636602

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    Edition statement
    Island Press
    Imprint name
    Island Press
    Publication date
    01 March 1999
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    Author Information
    Peter Newman is associate professor of city policy and director of the Institute for Science and Technology Policy at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia and visiting professor of city and regional planning at the University of Pennsylvania. Jeffrey Kenworthy is senior lecturer in urban environments at Murdoch University and is currently visiting professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder. They are co-authors of "Cities and Automobile Dependence" and "Winning Back the Cities."
    Table of 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.