- I found the following on California Futures Network -- Land Use Lines weekly
posting; pardon, if someone else has already mentioned these books or if
they really don't address car-free living, Rick
"TWO NEW BOOKS
A Town Primarily for People
In his new book, Architect Gene Zellmer is advocating a radical new concept
in urban design, which would deemphasize the automobile, and make both urban
and rural amenities directly available to town residents. "A Town Primarily
for People" describes the desirable future and historic features of this
entirely new type of town. With drawings and text the book describes how it
can be done, and how it reduces impacts on water, air, transportation and
farmland; even within existing historic downtowns. According to Zellmer, the
town actually functions in harmony with nature, like a living organism.
$31.94, includes shipping.
Additional info: http://www.sprawlsolutions.com/pages/1/index.htm
The New Transit Town: Best Practices in Transit-Oriented Development
A new book edited by Hank Dittmar and Gloria Ohland brings together experts
in planning, transportation and sustainable design to examine the first
generation of TOD projects and derive lessons for the next generation.
Topics include a taxonomy of projects appropriate for different contexts;
the planning and regulatory framework of "successful" projects; financing
strategies; traffic and parking for TOD; and performance measures to help
evaluate outcomes. There are case studies of Arlington County, Virginia,
Dallas, Atlanta, San Jose and San Diego. Paperback $32 through Island Press