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The end of automobile dependence

Authors: Newman, Peter, Kenworthy, Jeffrey

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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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The Rise and Fall of Automobile Dependence

    Pages 1-31

    Newman, Peter (et al.)

  • Urban Transportation Patterns and Trends in Global Cities

    Pages 33-76

    Newman, Peter (et al.)

  • Emerging Cities and Automobile Dependence

    Pages 77-103

    Newman, Peter (et al.)

  • The Theory of Urban Fabrics:

    Pages 105-140

    Newman, Peter (et al.)

  • Transportation Planning:

    Pages 141-167

    Newman, Peter (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The end of automobile dependence
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Peter Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-613-4
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-613-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 308
Number of Illustrations
49 b/w illustrations
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