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The Car in 2035: Mobility Planning for the near Future Paperback – March 15, 2013
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The approach the authors of The Car in 2035, Mobility Planning for the Near Future propose: pragmatically retaining and enhancing the best of existing infrastructure while concurrently integrating and utilizing developing technologies in order to provide better mobility for the entire populace. Each chapter of The Car in 2035 is written by an expert in the subject being discussed. Those contributors are from a variety of disciplines and perform a variety of functions ranging from professional transportation planners to analysts, educators, architects, designers, and engineers. The book is divided into three main sections. One focuses mainly on the mode of transportation, as in The Car. The next concentrates on the area where travel or commuting takes place, The Street. And the last one takes a look at governance and Policy. Despite being based in scholarship and dealing with a serious topic, the writing is neither dull nor stuffy. Refreshing too is that many of the major points advocated are presented as point and counterpoint so the reader may consider the pros and cons. One premise needing no point/counterpoint is reasserted numerous times by multiple contributors. It will resonate with and be especially appreciated by Society of Automotive Historians members: the past must inform the present and the future. --Helen V Hutchings, SAH Journal May / June 2013
"This interesting, varied, and thought-provoking book focuses on transportation in southern California. With 27 contributors to the volume, it is clear that readers will experience more than one point of view and writing style.... The quality of this heavy paperback is impressive, and the use of color photographs, graphics, and charts is outstanding; kudos to the publisher." (C. J. Myers)
"This interesting, varied, and thought-provoking book focuses on transportation in southern California. With 27 contributors to the volume, it is clear that readers will experience more than one point of view and writing style. The book is divided into 3 sections, "The Car," "The Street," and "Policy." But each of these simply titled sections holds a wonderful range of essays and graphics." --C. J. Myers, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Choice
THE CAR IN 2035 is a good title and I was anxious to learn about a future in which the car s role as a shaping force in American life is diminished. But this book, edited by Kati Rubinyi and published by the Civic Projects Foundation, Los Angeles, is not going to take the reader down the road to a post-carbon world. Rather it is a practical and multifaceted view of the future of mobility, grounded in the precepts of Southern California. --Chip Lord, Architect's Newspaper
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An artful and refreshingly multifaceted view of the future of mobility
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I thought the infographics and photographs were outstanding as well, adding flair and context to the range of topics discussed.
We tend to take moving from point A to point B for granted. But stop and consider the impact from the mass adoption of this revolutionary new tech- the car in the 1920's. Well, here we go again- so grab your seatbelt, strap in and get a peak into one of the most significant societal transformations already in progress. From architect, to the car buff, to owner's of repair shops, insurance execs, bankers, physicians, to countless other industries and professions impacted by how we move- you'll enjoy this ride!