Carfree Cities - the web site that goes with the book. Carfree Cities proposes a delightful solution to the vexing problem of urban automobiles.
Intbau international network for traditional building arts and urbanism.
The Living Room , edited by Richard Risemberg, is a place to examine the history, the technology, and the sensations of social living, the state of community today, and the practices that can make life both richer and more practical for all of us, today, tomorrow, and beyond. Includes The Bike People, the Suburbia Project, and a Sustainability section. All highly recommended.
Free Public Transit Everyone benefits - Everyone pays If public transit were free, more people would use it.
A Prosperous Way Down considers our options in an energy-limited future
The New Colonist explores environmental and lifestyle issues for dedicated city lovers, urban activists, and refugees from sprawl development. Includes feature articles, essays, interactive surveys, and city guides, written with an emphasis on community life and sustainability.
World Carfree Network , the hub of the global carfree movement.
The Center for Urban Transportation Research at the Florida Center for Community Design and Research has a variety of useful links on transportation, land use, and sustainability issues.
The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment is an educational charity established by The Prince of Wales to teach and demonstrate in practice those principles of traditional urban design and architecture which put people and the communities of which they are part at the centre of the design process.
James Howard Kunstler has a site about his writing and speaking, mainly on the New Urbanism.
UrbEd (Urban and Economic Development Group) is a leading independent research and consultancy firm specialising in the fields of urban regeneration, local economic development, sustainability and urban design.
International Making Cities Livable seeks to strengthen community by creating viable public places for social life in our cities will reduce anonymity, and increase grassroots democracy by returning to compact, mixed use cities based on walking, cycling, and public transport.
Detour Publications is a non-profit, on-line bookstore offering many titles on sustainable passenger and freight transport, urban planning, "smart growth," and climate change.
The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy promotes environmentally sustainable and equitable transportation policies and projects worldwide.
Auto-Free New York works to improve transit, cut car use, and remake streets for people.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land.
Alternatives Journal offers environmental thought, policy, and action embracing current events and timeless issues.
Cyburbia: The Planning and Architecture Internet Resource Center contains a comprehensive directory of Internet resources relevant to planning, architecture, urbanism and other topics related to the built environment. Cyburbia also contains information about architecture and planning related mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups, and hosts several interactive message areas.
Katarxis On Contemporary Traditional Architecture and Urbanism, a new webzine dedicated exclusively to classical and traditional architecture and urbanism.
European Youth For(est) Action is working hard to reduce the burden of traffic in Europe.
Car-Free Development by Lloyd Wright, from GTZ
Colin Buchanan: The Lesson Of Venice by Edoardo Salzano
EcoPlan International is an independent consulting and advisory group working with business and governments on projects, plans, and problems which are marked by rapid technological or environmental change. Founded in 1967, the work of the group is interdisciplinary and international. Assignments are more oriented to decision support than research per se. Also includes The Commons, a collaborative international undertaking created in 1994 by Eric Britton and his colleagues at EcoPlan.
Car-Free Living - car-free housing in Europe.
Jane Holtz Kay is the architecture and planning critic for The Nation and author of Asphalt Nation, Preserving New England and Lost Boston.
The car-free universe project strengthening communities of the car-free. Introduce yourself and share thoughts about carfree living.
Worldwatch Institute is a nonprofit public policy research organization dedicated to informing policymakers and the public about emerging global problems and trends and the complex links between the world economy and its environmental support systems.
Christopher Alexander's site on A Pattern Language. Alexander at his usual brilliant self.
China's Carfree Town: Gulangyu in The New Colonist
The Real American Dream Is Not Sprawl in the New Colonist
Top Ten Characteristics of a Healthy City in the New Colonist
"Car Crazy" A Word from Richard Risemberg, in the New Colonist, August 2002
Interview with the New Colonist's editors
This View of Density portrays different urban densities (Beta version)
Shedding Light on Alienation in the Public Realm : The case for more humane lighting of city streets.
carfree living - autofrei wohnen carfree development in Germany
Active Living by Design on healtier ways of living
The CarFree group at Yahoo is a place for those who are (trying to live) carFree (or car-lite) in a car crowded world. (Not to be confused with the Carfree Cities discussion group (sponsored by Carfree.com), also at Yahoo.)
Car-Free Housing in European Cities A Survey of Sustainable Residential Development Projects, by Jan Scheurer
RUDI - Resource for Urban Design Information.
Bright Angel Frontier is proposing a radical restructuring of large areas of the US West that would create carfree towns by re-creating a historic Nineteenth Century infrastructure based on horses and steam trains.
The Biketopia Project is engaging in a discussion about building a city without or with a minimum of internal combustion engines, where people can live and work in a low-cost unpolluted environment.
Terrain: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments is a quarterly online journal without definite boundaries, searching for that interface - the integration - among the built and natural environments, that might be called the soul of place.
SUN (Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods) is a program lead by Dr. John Gilderbloom to help revitalize inner city neighborhoods. SUN offers numerous web links related to sustainable development. The site includes a model web site of the type needed by every dead inner city neighborhood to spark the revitalization.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center image library.
"Without a Car in the World" Jane Holtz Kay in the New Colonist
External Costs Damages arising from electricity and transport (PDF!)
How to Build a Village by Claude Lewenz
"Why is Sprawl Such a Disaster?" John Holtzclaw in Terrain, Issue #4
Radical Urban Theory an on-line journal
Costs of Sprawl report from the Sierra Club.
Pedestrian Streets in New Colonist
Ivan Illich: Energy and Equity full text on line.
The Preservation Institute includes links to transportation and development politics on the Web. Listed are groups working to limit the automobile, stop urban sprawl, and build ecologically sound cities.
Walk to School in the UK
Surface Transportation Policy Project ("Transact") works to promote a "diversified transportation system." They also publish the Mean Streets report annually.
"The Real Revolutionaries" Richard Risemberg in the New Colonist on rebels... and their cars.
Barbican Living describes the post-war Barbican project in London, in which cars are kept below ground. 8000 people live there today.
"Skeletons in the closet of the Suburban Frontier" Kris Price in Terrain, Issue #4
The Social Ideology of the Motorcar by André Gortz (1973!).
Transportation and City Design Land use and housing politics in San Francisco. History and politics of rail transit in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Freesources from World Carfree Network
America WALKs is a non-profit national coalition of local advocacy groups dedicated to promoting walkable communities. Our mission is to foster the development of community-based pedestrian advocacy groups and to educate the public about the benefits of walking.
Big and Blue in the USA by James Howard Kunstler in the New Colonist
Walkable Communities, Inc. is a non-profit corporation organized to help communities of whatever size to become more walkable and pedestrian friendly.
Urban and Rural Sociology at the Socio Site in Amsterdam.
The Seaside Institute is the cultural center of the town of Seaside, Florida, and supports improved community planning
A Century of Suffering : The 100th Anniversary of the first person killed by automobile in North America.
Citystreets: see what pedestrian advocates are doing in New York, at this innovative and original pedestrian-oriented transportation website.
Cars, Culture, Concrete, and Convenience at the Living Room
Better Times Access to sustainable, simple, & frugal living.
The Atlantic Monthly September 1996 article on Celebration (the new Disney community in Orlando, Florida) is an interesting and worthwhile review of some of the fruits of the New Urbanism.
Sprawl Kills is an indictment of US sprawl development.
Center for Green Space Design providing training and assistance for those planning green space.
Wire Wheels, Wired World at the Living Room
Walk21 exists to champion the development of healthy sustainable and efficient communities where people choose to walk
Dancing Rabbit is an ecovillage in northeast Missouri committed to creating a sustainable village of 500-1000 people. A vehicle co-op is used instead of private cars.
Secret Gardens How to turn patchwork urban backyards into neighborly communal parks.
Cutting Your Car Use , the web site for Anna Semlyen's new book by the same name.
Car Busters Magazine helps to unite, build, and maintain the international car-free movement, and to inform, motivate, publicize and empower all groups and individuals fighting against the car's dominance and destructiveness.
The Project for Public Spaces is a nonprofit technical assistance, research and educational organization with a mission to create and sustain public places that build communities.
On the Road to Sustainability Transport and Carfree Living in Freiburg (PDF)
Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market Community - Culture - Ecology
Terrorism, Transit and Public Safety from VTPI
Eddyburg is the site of Edoardo Salzano, former mayor of Venice. In Italian, with many links.
Bogotá designs transportation for people, not cars and is becoming a world leader in improving quality of life at low cost.
Research & Degrowth is an academic association dedicated to research, training, awareness raising and events organization around degrowth.
DENZELDRIVE Carsharing (Austria) General description of Carsharing Locations all over Austria Partners in public traffic and motorized traffic (e.g. car rental)
The Center for a New American Dream Helping individuals and institutions change the way they consume to seeks to protect the environment and enhance quality of life for all.
Moving the Economy promotes sustainable transport and inventories 150 case studies in which sustainable transport yielded measured economic benefits.
Auto-Free Life explores the challenges and rewards of car-free and car-light lifestyles, tracks the real-world, out-of-pocket cost of car ownership, and examines the so-called "need" to own a car.
Livability Soultions is a coalition for putting priorities into action. We work with communities on livability, sustainability, placemaking, and smart growth.
The Allderblob is an international movement for a moratorium on car advertising
Auto-Free Orange County is an Orange County, California volunteer organization helping people develop less car-dependent lifestyles and more pedestrian-friendly communities.
Unconventional Ideas is a collection of essays questioning conventional wisdom and suggesting viable alternatives.
The Thunderhead Alliance is a coalition of state and local bicycle advocacy groups.
Ken Kifer's Bike Page deals with issues and misconceptions concerning bicycling and points out that cycling is usually faster than driving and is always healthier and kinder to the environment.
Pew Center for Civic Journalism is an incubator for civic journalism that works to re-engage people in public life.
Car Free Month in the San Francisco Bay Area, possibly expanding to other regions.
The Progress Report is an interesting collection of ideas on a wide range of topics, including urban issues.
Sustainable Long Island is an organization whose mission is to promote economic development, social equity and a healthy environment for all Long Islanders, now and in the generations to come.
Public Spaces How They Humanize Cities [PDF]
The Earth Charter Initiative publishes the Earth Charter, a set of guidelines for a sustainable society.
The Social Ideology of the Motorcar
Findhorn is an alternative community working in support of sustainability.
Northwest Environment Watch s a non-profit organization that aims to foster a sustainable economy and way of life in the Pacific Northwest.
New Civilization Network : Exploring emerging new qualities of life on planet Earth.
World Bank Group Urban Transport Strategy Review. "Urban sprawl is likely to increase to the detriment of public transport, reducing accessibility and services for the poor. The World Bank's Urban Transport Strategy Review will prepare for this challenge."
I Walk in My Street A Guide to Planning Successful Pedestrian Streets in New York City (PDF)
Arts & Letters Daily is a selection of articles, reviews and essays culled from the web.
Bicycle Civil Liberties Union The Bicycle Civil Liberties Union (BCLU) champions equal treatment for those who do not drive, especially bicyclists and pedestrians.
Martin van den Berg is also interested in the design of cities.
Ideas by Creativity Pool is a free pool of global innovation and future inventions. People can search the database for creative inspiration, or donate new ideas and be rewarded.
New Urban Home The New Urban Home is a sustainable, fleible, and creative solution to individualized contemporary living.
Urban Squares is devoted to the study of city squares
Neighborhood Communities is a neighborhood resource center.
Transportation for a Livable City works to create more livable neighborhoods, where walking, bicycling, and transit are the best choices for most trips, and where housing is more plentiful and more affordable.
New Internationalist Magazine The people, the ideas, the action in the fight for global justice
Holigent.org Synergistic Transformation Institute
Active Living Leadership supports government leaders as they create and promote policies, programs and places that enable active living to improve the health, well-being and vitality of communities.
Map21 Ltd provides greenspace planning, research and community initiatives. Offers information for students and professionals plus COST C11 EU research project on Urban Greenspace.
College Town Issues Issues related to student and year-round residents living and working together in college towns across the USA, especially in older, walkable neighborhoods.
The Participatory City Innovations in the European Union (including a brief history of the carfree movement)
Towards a motor-free city from Auroville Universal Township
Suggest additions to this list of sources.
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