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The city after the automobile : an architect's vision

Author: Moshe Safdie; Wendy Kohn
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the aftermath of the automobile, with struggling downtowns, spreading suburbs, and blooming private gated communities, are traditional cities becoming obsolete? In The City After the Automobile, internationally acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie passionately comes to the city's defense. Arguing that vital cities are fundamental to civilized society and culture, Safdie and his colleague Wendy Kohn describe how we
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Safdie, Moshe, 1938-
City after the automobile.
New York : BasicBooks, ©1997
(OCoLC)645907433
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Moshe Safdie; Wendy Kohn
ISBN: 0465098363 9780465098361
OCLC Number: 36980763
Notes: "A New republic book."
Description: xii, 187 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The Ailing City --
Ch. 2. The Evolving City --
Ch. 3. The End of the City --
Ch. 4. The Making of Public Space --
Ch. 5. Working in the City --
Ch. 6. Living in the City --
Ch. 7. Confronting Mega-Scale --
Ch. 8. Planning the Region --
Ch. 9. Traveling the Region --
Ch. 10. The Utility Car --
Ch. 11. The City After the Automobile --
Epilogue: Urbana.
Responsibility: Moshe Safdie with Wendy Kohn.
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In the aftermath of the automobile, with struggling downtowns, spreading suburbs, and blooming private gated communities, are traditional cities becoming obsolete? In The City After the Automobile, internationally acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie passionately comes to the city's defense. Arguing that vital cities are fundamental to civilized society and culture, Safdie and his colleague Wendy Kohn describe how we can rescue cities from their current threat of demise.

Today we face a choice: suburban lives of total dependence on our cars or increasingly unworkable urban lifestyles of endless traffic jams, eroding pedestrian street life, and mounting parking problems. Unlike those who want to turn back the clock to pre-industrial enclaves or those who propose science-fiction-like "cyber cities," Safdie believes we can solve our present dilemmas, preserve the best of our urban history, and create future cities of strong public life,

Cultural richness, and physical beauty. In vivid prose, The City After the Automobile paints a revolutionary vision of the future, one that integrates innovative architecture, technology, and policy to lead us toward richer and more humanistic places to work and live.

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