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Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence

Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence

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By (author) Peter Newman, By (author) Jeffrey R. Kenworthy

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  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Format: Paperback | 450 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 250mm x 22mm | 798g
  • Publication date: 1 March 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Washington
  • ISBN 10: 1559636602
  • ISBN 13: 9781559636605
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Sales rank: 379,467

Product description

Our 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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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.