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Reclaiming our cities and towns : better living with less traffic
Engwicht, David, 1950-
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Uniform Title:
Towards an eco-city
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : New Society Publishing, [1993]

Physical Description:
190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
First published as: Towards an eco-city : calming the traffic. Sydney, Australia : Envirobook, 1992.

Cover title: Reclaiming our cities & towns.

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Central Library HT166 .E54 1993 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Anyone who has suffered the frustrations of highway construction or the hassles of daily commuting has a vested interest in this Australian import, a manifesto for changing our cities based on some rather utopian but provocative principles. Engwicht contends we need to rethink our ideas of place and live in cities in less isolated ways. He encourages us to get back in touch with our neighborhoods--to walk and bicycle through them, find their hubs, talk with people, and alter streetlife so that the immediate neighborhood meets more human needs. He encourages less reliance on the car, which he sees as the major factor in our isolation and disconnectedness from community. He wants to create the "Eco-City," which will encompass a more "organic" way of life. Although a bit pie-in-the-sky in view of our cities' problems with violence and deteriorating environment, Engwicht's proposals bear serious consideration. (Reviewed Dec. 15, 1993)0865712824Mary Ellen Sullivan

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