A provocative look at our nation’s dependency on the automobile and how its potential impact on urban design will either make or break our health, economy, and quality of life.
• Shows how automobiles in urban areas harm health, economy, and society overall
• Explains why some are opposing the movement toward more multi-modal cities and why 40 years of research in this area has not resulted in better cities
• Explores how automobile dependency exerts enormous power over our daily lives by shaping the kind and quality of our social interactions, and by influencing our civic attitudes and worldviews
• Illustrates the broad impacts of automobile use that reach into every aspect of modern life: from public health and income inequality, to environmental quality and quality of life