The End of Automobile Dependence: How Cities are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning

Author:   Peter Newman ,  Jeffrey R. Kenworthy
Publisher:   Island Press
Edition:   2nd None ed.
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9781610914628


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   30 October 2015
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Peter Newman ,  Jeffrey R. Kenworthy
Publisher:   Island Press
Imprint:   Island Press
Edition:   2nd None ed.
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 25.40cm
Weight:   0.748kg
ISBN:  

9781610914628


ISBN 10:   1610914627
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   30 October 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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In these pages, Peter Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy provide a definitive post-mortem for the era of car-dependence and a vision for safer, more sustainable and welcoming streets. From reinvigorated transit networks to smarter suburban development strategies to the downtown renaissance playing out in cities worldwide, Newman and Kenworthy have sketched a roadmap to an urban future powered not by internal combustion, but human ingenuity. --Janette Sadik-Khan Bloomberg Associates; Former NYC Transportation Commissioner


In these pages, Peter Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy provide a definitive post-mortem for the era of car-dependence and a vision for safer, more sustainable and welcoming streets. From reinvigorated transit networks to smarter suburban development strategies to the downtown renaissance playing out in cities worldwide, Newman and Kenworthy have sketched a roadmap to an urban future powered not by internal combustion, but human ingenuity. --Janette Sadik-Khan, Bloomberg Associates; Former NYC Transportation Commissioner A profoundly important and optimistic book on planning our cities. Newman and Kenworthy complete their trilogy on automobile dependence by demonstrating that global trends are turning towards a more sustainable future for many metropolitan regions. --David Gordon, Director, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen's University, Canada The books of Newman and Kenworthy have opened doors for new thinking, new concepts and a new comprehensive theory. This book is a good basis for a paradigm shift and new orientation towards walking and transit urban fabrics. --Leo Kosonen, Architect, Former City Planning Manager from City of Kuopio, Research Fellow of SYKE The closing volume of Newman and Kenworthy's epic transportation trilogy outlines multiple paths to a post-automobile addiction world. It demonstrates how reducing automobile dependence can help us make rapid progress towards more sustainable, economically secure and healthy cities and accelerate decarbonisation to reduce climate change risk. --Aromar Revi, Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Newman and Kenworthy offer a framework for a true democracy of transportation choice. This realistically optimistic book augurs the emergence of cities that will truly optimize their transportation systems--economically, for resource efficiency, and for quality of life. --Jeb Brugmann, Founder, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, author Welcome to the Urban Revolution Newman and Kenworthy have a track record second to none in homing in on the key issues in sustainable transport and pointing to the irrefutable conceptual and intellectual logic of 'doing the right thing.' They have now done it again and in a crisp, very clear analysis they demonstrate how the car is already loosening its grip on the mind-set of politicians and planners and we are now able to see the shape of the next phase. --World Transport Policy and Practice There is no comparable book. --Choice This is another fabulous offering from Peter Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy, describing the move away from auto dependence in many contemporary cities. ... It is advised as required reading for all transport planning students and practitioners. --Journal of Urban Design This is a book I would like to walk into a city council meeting and thump on the table before the council and say 'Read it.' --Evilcyclist Logical, accessible, and at times devastatingly persuasive...[it] is a tightly packed yet readable marvel of comprehensiveness, clear interpretation of evidence, and accessible communication....The End of Automobile Dependence is a treatise rather than a primer, unlikely to be read by most of the people who need most to read it: a group roughly describable as 'everyone in a developed or developing country who'll be making transportation decisions over the coming century.' For urban planners, transportation specialists, public officials, architects operating on master-plan scales, and students of the built environment at any level of expertise, however, it's invaluable reading. --ArchNewsNow The End of Automobile Dependence is an optimistic book...What the authors present is a world in which cars are not necessary for every trip, but clearly still have important uses. Ultimately, we are moving in the right direction, as cities that wish to thrive cannot ignore the physical, ecological and economic limits to automobile addiction. --Environment and Urbanization The key appeal of Newman and Kenworthy's work is that they have a positive message for the future of cities--that through innovation in funding and technology, and careful integration of land use development and transport, a multi-modal mobility system can be created that supports the social, economic and environmental sustainability of cities. --Urban Policy and Research Chapters disentangle the economic, political, and cultural roots of [the end of automobile dependence]; analyze how transportation planning can change... and take a long view of 'what automobile-dependent cities might be like in a future free of carbon emissions.' --Planning


The closing volume of Newman and Kenworthy's epic transportation trilogy outlines multiple paths to a post-automobile addiction world. It demonstrates how reducing automobile dependence can help us make rapid progress towards more sustainable, economically secure and healthy cities and accelerate decarbonisation to reduce climate change risk. --Aromar Revi Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS)


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Peter Newman is Professor of Sustainability at the Curtin University Sustainability Institute (CUSP). He is a Lead Author for Transport on the IPCC and was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport. Jeffrey Kenworthy is Professor in Sustainable Cities in CUSP at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia and Guest Professor at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

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