Carfree Design Manual
By J. H. Crawford
(International Books, Hardcover, 9789057270604, 600pp.)
Publication Date: April 2009
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This enticing manual shows how to design sustainable, carfree cities that meet the needs and desires of their inhabitants. Based on walking, bicycling, and public transport, this comprehensive handbook offers a fresh look at city design. The book proposes methods to achieve aesthetically pleasing and practical, carfree living environments. From urban planning and neighborhood design to squares and building layouts, the author argues that narrower streets, four-story buildings, and interior courtyards offer a higher quality of life. A design process is proposed that directly involves future residents. Illustrative case examples and comparative analysis of 18 urban spaces are also included.
J. H. Crawford is software developer, designer, planning consultant, lecturer, and writer. He is a former public transport ombudsman for the New Jersey Department of Transportation.