WHY GO ANYWHERE? COMMENTARY

The author argues that the best way to counteract such transportation problems as fuel consumption, air pollution, suburban sprawl and urban decay, is to reduce the need to travel in the first place. A small but influential group of "new urbanist" planners and architects, led by Miami-based Andres Duany and Californian Peter Calthorpe, is seeking to re-create the pedestrian-friendly towns of yesteryear. Places such as Princeton, N.J., Annapolis, Md. and Savannah, Ga., are their paragons. These small cities have lively central cores within walking distance of most residents, prominent civil spaces, narrow, tree-lined streets laid out in grids and varying mixtures of housing and main-street shops.

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  • Authors:
    • Cervero, R
  • Publication Date: 1995-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 118-120
  • Serial:
    • Scientific American
    • Volume: 273
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Scientific American Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0036-8733

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 26 1995 12:00AM