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Banning Cars from Manhattan
Goodman, Paul; Goodman, Percival
Article
1961
By banning private cars and reducing traffic, we can, in most areas, close off nearly nine out of ten cross-town streets and every second north-south avenue. These closed roads plus the space now used...
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Putnam, Robert D.
Book
2000
Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the...
Cars and Class: "A Reckless, Blood-Thirsty, Villainous Lot ... "
Mugyeni, Bianca; Engler, Yves
Article
2010
Making life difficult for cars could be, in fact, described as a form of class war, but one that works in the long-term interests of the poor and working class.
The City and Radical Social Change
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios
Book
1982
A collection of essays dealing with the dynamics of the new forces for social change in our urban milieu, discussing how new ideas are contributing to an urban insurgency which could lead to a new cit...
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Dark Age Ahead
Jacobs, Jane
Book
2004
A dark age is a culture's dead end. Jacobs argues that our society is facing the coming of a dark age.
The Design of Everyday Things
Norman, Donald A.
Book
1988
A book about the problems of design and how good design can overcome the frustrations of everyday things.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
Ecology as Politics
Gorz, Andre
Book
1980
Socialism is no better than capitalism if it makes use of the same tools. The total domination of nature inevitably entails a domination of people by the techniques of domination.
Gute Argumente: Verkehr
Seifried, Dieter
Book
1990
Informiert anschaulich and sachlich über die Grundlagen des Verkehrssystems, über the Hintergründe der auto-orientierten Gesleeschaft und uber unweltschonende und wirtschaflich vorteilhafte Alternativ...
How Cars Drive Inequality: An Exclusive Form of Travel
ENGLER, Yves
Article
2013
Studies show that in car oriented cities are poor are less likely to rise the socioeconomic ladder than in transit and pedestrian oriented cities.
How Things Don't Work
Papanek, Victor and Hennessey, James
Book
1977
Pananek and Hennessey focus on appliances, tooks, and devices that are at the nub of modern living. They show how some of our most cherished possessions, ranging from simple household fixtures to soph...
Just Another Car Factory?: Lean Production and Its Discontents
Huxley, Chris; Rinehart, James; Robertson, David
Book
1997
Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits: Great Cities of North America Since 1600
Lemon, James T.
Book
1996
An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the ti...
The Life of the Automobile
Ehrenburg, Ilia
Book
Monopoly Capital: An essay on American economic and social order
Baran, Paul A.; Sweezy, Paul M.
Book
1966
An analysis of American capitalism.
Nature of Economies
Jacobs, Jane
Book
2000
Jacobs argues that since human beings exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect, we should look to the processes of nature for vibrant and flexible models of economic planni...
Reclaiming Our Cities & Towns: Better Living with Less Traffic
Engwicht, David
Book
1993
Cars destroy the environment; people should embrace alternative modes of transportation like bycycling and walking to make urban areas safer and enviromentally sound.
Removing Freeways - Restoring Cities: The Movement Has Begun
Website
A website with the histories of the freeway removals that have occurred in the United States and around the world.
Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay
Engler, Yves; Mugyenyi, Bianca
Book
2011
A global ecological critique of the American automobile addiction.
The Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Duany, Andres; Plater-Zyberk; Elizabeth, Speck, Jeff
Book
2000
The choice is ours: either a society of homogeneous pieces, isolated from one another in often fortified enclaves, or a society of diverse and memorable neighbourhoods, organized into mutually support...
Transport Policy and the Environment: Six Case Studies
Barde, Jean-Philippe; Button, Kenneth
Book
1990
Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals
Goodman, Paul
Book
1951
Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman...
What's Wrong With Front Yard Parking?
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1994
The negative effects of front yard parking are significant, and affect us all. The benefits are small, and go only to a few.
Why a Future Ride in a Self-Driving Car Could Be a Trip to Advertising Hell
Evarts, Eric C.
Article
2015
There's nothing marketers love more than a captive audience. And people don't get any more captive than when they're sitting in a car. That's a powerful motivation for companies developing automated c...

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Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Preservation Institute
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of o...
Transport Action Canada
Transport 2000 Canada is a non-profit, non-partisan federation of consumer groups and individuals which advocates improved rail passenger, air, bus, marine and urban transportation throughout Canada. ...

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The Preservation Institute
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of our social problems are side-ef...
Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada
The voice of the Canadian recreation vehicle industry, representing dealers, rental agents, parts and service facilities, distributors, suppliers, manufacturers and the final users. A non-profit association to promote professional...

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EFF Wins Petition to Inspect and Modify Car Software
Sources News Release
2015
The Librarian of Congress has granted security researchers and others the right to inspect and modify the software in their cars and other vehicles, despite protests from vehicle manufacturers.
Made in America
An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
Bryson, Bill
1994
A history of American English.

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The Newsletter
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1973
Newsletter published in 1973 and 1974 by the New Tendency, a loose collaboration of indepedent leftists primarily based in Toronto, Windsor, Winnipeg, and Kitchener-Waterloo. Articles dealt with workp...