America's Addiction to Automobiles: Why Cities Need to Kick the Habit and How

by
Chad Frederickauthor

Chad Frederick, PhD, is professor of public affairs at Sullivan University and senior research associate at the Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods at the University of Louisville.

America's Addiction to Automobiles: Why Cities Need to Kick the Habit and How

20170930

Praeger

Pages 256
Topics Health and Wellness
  • eBook

    9781440852817

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America's Addiction to Automobiles: Why Cities Need to Kick the Habit and How

Author(s): Frederick, Chad
Contributors: Frederick, Chad
Abstract:

A provocative look at our nation's dependency on the automobile and how its potential impact on urban design will either make or break our health, economy, and quality of life.


• Shows how automobiles in urban areas harm health, economy, and society overall

• Explains why some are opposing the movement toward more multi-modal cities and why 40 years of research in this area has not resulted in better cities

• Includes research, maps, and photographs from cities where multi-modal development is successful

• Reveals the high percentage of land devoted to automobile use–from roads, highways, and parking structures to garages, driveways, gas stations, repair shops, salvage yards, and other facilities

SortTitle: america's addiction to automobiles: why cities need to kick the habit and how
Keyword(s): Health and Wellness
Author Info:
Chad Frederickauthor

Chad Frederick, PhD, is professor of public affairs at Sullivan University and senior research associate at the Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods at the University of Louisville.

eISBN-13: 9781440852817
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440852800
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 256
Publication Date: 20170930
Publication Year: 2017