Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars 1st Edition
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Nobody is more qualified to write a book about transportation than Schwartz.” City Journal
"A delightful new book." Michael Sorkin, The Nation
An engaging trip down memory lane, where trolleys and pedestrians and bicycles intersect and collide with cars in what Schwartz calls an accident of history,' replete with a promising path toward a multi-modal urban revival.” MoveNY
"Schwartz sees the writing on the asphalt, even if the federal government, intent on building ever more highways, does not. The future isn't on four wheels. If you want your area to attract young people, entrepreneurs, and capital, you have to make it walkable." Downtown Express
A snappy read [Schwartz's] account of President Eisenhower's creation of the interstate highway system is riveting, as is his informed discussion of the rise and fall of streetcars.” Wall Street Journal
Schwartz chronicles in Street Smart the history of urban transportation in the U.S. (growing up in Brooklyn, he has lived through a lot of it). He takes a strong stand, in some cases calling upon personal experiences that streets belong to communities, not cars, and that sustainable transportation planning is helping to revitalize cities.” Chicago Tribune
About the Author
William Rosen is a former editor and publisher at Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and The Free Press. He has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, the American Interest, Lapham's Quarterly, the New Atlantic, the Washington Post Book World, Bloomberg, and Smithsonian's Echoes, and is the author of Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire (Viking), The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention (Random House) and The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century (Viking).
- Item Weight : 1.18 pounds
- Hardcover : 312 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781610395649
- ISBN-13 : 978-1610395649
- Product Dimensions : 6.5 x 1.13 x 9.5 inches
- Publisher : PublicAffairs; 1st Edition (September 8, 2015)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 1610395646
- Best Sellers Rank: #245,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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