The city after the automobile : an architect's vision
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New York : BasicBooks, c1997.
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Book
Edition
1st ed.
ISBN
0465098363
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xii, 187 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Adult (4th Floor) - Adult Nonfiction
307.76 Saf
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Published
New York : BasicBooks, c1997.
Edition
1st ed.
Language
English
ISBN
0465098363

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General Note
"A New republic book."
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-179) and index.
Description
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.
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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,
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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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Safdie, M., & Kohn, W. (1997). The city after the automobile: an architect's vision . BasicBooks.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Safdie, Moshe, 1938- and Wendy. Kohn. 1997. The City After the Automobile: An Architect's Vision. BasicBooks.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Safdie, Moshe, 1938- and Wendy. Kohn. The City After the Automobile: An Architect's Vision BasicBooks, 1997.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Safdie, Moshe, and Wendy Kohn. The City After the Automobile: An Architect's Vision BasicBooks, 1997.

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