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Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World

“Paved Paradise” is about parking’s impact on city life and urban design, how it came to have such a large influence, and the prospects for change.  It asks: Why have we devoted so much land to the exclusive use of idle vehicles? Are there better ways of using this land? The “big ideas” for Urban…

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Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America

“Right of Way” is about the rise of pedestrian deaths in America, what causes these fatalities, and why some countries in Europe are seeing the opposite, a decline in auto-related injuries and deaths. It has suggestion for reducing these unnecessary deaths. The “big ideas” for Urban Atlanta:

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Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

This is a book about what makes people happy and the role that cities, suburbs and the way we live today adds to happiness or diminishes it. The “big ideas” for Urban Atlanta:

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Better Buses, Better Cities: How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit

This is a book about how cities could build ridership for their public transit systems if they concentrated more on improving bus services than rail extensions. It is also a book about the role that advocacy could play in reforming public institutions—if it were done right. The “big ideas” for Urban Atlanta:

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Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution

“Streetfight” is the inside story of how New York changed many of its streets, adding bike lanes, launching bike sharing and bus rapid transit and expanding pedestrian infrastructure, including 60 pedestrian plazas. The “big ideas” for Urban Atlanta:

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