Re: [carfree_cities] Req: Help! Research Material
>There is also a book by Peter Calthorpe (another NU guru) it's title isCalthorpe's latest book, "The Regional City", is both more readable and
>something like: the next metropolis, I think. His firm does alot of NU wolk
>too: Calthorpe and Associates.
more comprehensive than the earlier, "The Next American Metropolis". "The
Regional City" describes a broad approach to addressing several issues
simultaneously: transit, affordable housing, environmental preserves, urban
renewal and improving pedestrian access everywhere. His ideas for
"intensifying" and linking up several "walkable village centers" (Transit
Oriented Developments) along light rail lines throughout sprawldom, while
identifying and expanding protections for rural open space buffers, and
watershed and wildlife corridors, represent several big steps in the right
direction. The (missing) logical conclusion of course, is to make the
still sub-urban, parking structure-filled, "village centers" into truly
walkable, genuinely urban, carfree districts. Lots of pretty plans,
renderings, photos---including fairly elaborate plans they have done for
Portland and Salt Lake City, as well as smaller projects in California
(Mountain View, San Mateo, Davis, Palo Alto, Berkeley and Ontario), Denver,
- Neway...thank y'all for helping me find stuff...sorry I'm so late, too
busy with this essay and school and all...ummm...So far it's better
than I thought...I now have to cut down on the amount of words that I
am doing...or perhaps drop a perspective.
My paper goes somehow like so:
-the City 2day
--Pollution: SOx NOx CO CO2 VOCs MTBE MMT noise etc
Claim 1: Vehicular pollution...what's the bestway to fix? (Carfree,
New Urban, Garden, "Sustainable" cities)
Claim 2: "Sprawl"... (Carfree, New Urban, Garden, "Sustainable"
Claim 3: Heat & Power Efficiency
Conclusion: Carfree best (of course) however as an intermediary the
NewUrban is the way to go as it supports the highest density
(increasing masst.port usage and reduces "sprawl" and increases heat
and power efficiency) though not as well as carfree...
The paper's type is: "Environmental Sciences/Studies..."
Thanx again to all that helped me find resources...