With increasing awareness of the urgent need to respond to global warming by reducing carbon emissions and recognition of the social benefits of car-free and car-lite living, more and more city planners, advocates, and everyday urban dwellers are demanding new ways of building cities. In Low Car(bon) Communities, authors Nicole Foletta and Jason Henderson examine seven case studies in Europe and the United States that aim explicitly to reduce dependency on cars. Innovative and inspirational, these communities provide a rich array of data and metrics for comparison and analysis. This book considers these low car(bon) communities’ potential for transferability to cities around the world, including North America.
Aimed at practicing city planners, sustainable transportation advocates, and students in planning, geography, and environmental studies, this book will be an invaluable benchmark for gauging the success of sustainable urban futures.
1. Introduction: Why Low Car(bon)? Global Warming, Cars, and Cities
2. Amsterdam: GWL Terrein Case Study
3. Freiburg: Vauban Case Study
4. San Francisco: Market and Octavia Case Study
5. Stockholm: Hammarby Sjöstad Case Study
6. Malmö: Västra Hamnen Case Study
7. London: Greenwich Millennium Village Case Study
8. The Randstad: Houten Case Study
9. Conclusions and Lessons Learned