we recommend

Thankfully, apart from CCA there are many others who are doing amazing work in promoting carfree cities and sustainable urban practices. We present you with a selection of highly recommended articles, websites, books and more. Please note that external content will open in a new window.

Books

Publications

Books

 

Publications

Articles

Can We Design Cities That Don't Need Cars?

By David Thorpe

 

The World Economic Forum (WEF) takes a look at what leaders say about future cities. Quotes former Mexican president Felipe Calderon as saying that future cities should be designed without cars.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/02/can-we-design-cities-that-dont-need-cars/

Zaha Hadid Architects Proposes Pedestrianising London

 

The well-known architectural company has its own plan for a network of pedestrian streets in the British capital.

https://www.dezeen.com/2018/02/21/zaha-hadid-proposes-pedestrianising-infrastructure-london-uk-news/

Collision course: why are cars killing more and more pedestrians?

By Peter C. Baker

 

A thorough look at car culture and mortality, explaining the rise of pedestrian deaths and the fact that anti crash technology is not currently a big help.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/oct/03/collision-course-pedestrian-deaths-rising-driverless-cars

 

Carmageddon: it’s killing urban life. We must reclaim our cities before it’s too late

By George Monbiot

 

No-nonsense talk from George Monbiot, on how cars are wrecking our cities and how SUVs are doing that even more quickly.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/20/cars-cities-land-rover-pollution-urban-spaces

Barcelona's car-free 'superblocks' could save hundreds of lives

By Stephen Burgen

 

A delightful overview of Barcelona's ground-breaking Superblock system.

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/sep/10/barcelonas-car-free-superblocks-could-save-hundreds-of-lives

The Relevance of Ancient Newari Urban Settlement Patterns to the Global Sustainability Crisis: The Sociocultural Aspects and Urban Form of Newar Towns

By Dristy Shrestha and Shail Shrestha

 

A Local indigenous take on how carfree cities design can be found in the urban culture patterns around the world. This one zooms in on the community in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal.

http://carfree.com/cft/i077.html#newar

Films

Carfree Cities Youtube Channel - Institute of Wellbeing

The Institute of Wellbeing has several carfree cities videos on its YouTube channel. These include an absolutely awesome rocking Carfree Cities song, and videos about carfree street celebrations, road deaths, parklets, and disadvantages of cars in our cities. Many are also available in Bengali.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGuxicNNl9N0PKcE0pKBgSg

Car Traffic in Bhaktapur 2016 (Nepali) with English subtitle

 

Car Traffic in Bhaktapur includes discussion with the residents of Bhaktapur on the rapidly increasing traffic inside the core historic city and what should be done about it. It also explores the promise of this city to be recognized as among the most sustainable model cities in the future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmOtH-v9dx0

Car Trouble: And How to Fix It

 

A humorous look at the mess cars have made of our world. Ends with some simple but radical suggestions to fix it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92XvLXcJP7k

With Cars or Without?

 

Thanks to the magic of Photoshop, you can see what a street looks like when you slice out the car part. I'm betting you'll prefer "B" over "A" by a lot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prw4ylxpi70

Carfree Cities: The Gritty Details

 

Describes how entirely carfree cities can be arranged. Different approaches for new and existing cities are presented.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9qUvTTlF2Y

Gorgeous Car Free Cities around the World

 

Car free cities are growing. More and more cosmopolitan cities are becoming environment-friendly, and car free is a major issue that is being tackled. #Architecture #Environment #Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoBgAuxsp-M

Oslo: The Journey to Car-free

 

Ever since the big announcement carried worldwide in 2015 that Oslo, Norway's new progressive city government planned to make the downtown car-free by 2019. This is a look at its progress.

http://www.streetfilms.org/oslo-the-journey-to-car-free/

 

Superblocks: How Barcelona is taking city streets back from cars

 

Modern cities are designed for cars. But the city of Barcelona is testing out an urban design trick that can give cities back to pedestrians.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZORzsubQA_M 

Podcasts

I Can't Drive... 35! The Rationale for Rationing

By Crazy Town 

 

With equal parts humor and in-depth analysis, Asher, Rob, and Jason safeguard their sanity while probing crazy-making topics like climate change, overshoot, runaway capitalism, and why we’re all deluding ourselves.

https://podcast.app/i-cant-drive-the-rationale-for-rationing-e91928684/?utm_source=ios&utm_medium=share

 

My Car Is Bigger Than Yours

By Crazy Town 

 

Driving: modern society's most efficient way to lose money, time and health. Not to mention climate stability!

https://podcast.app/i-cant-drive-the-rationale-for-rationing-e91928684/?utm_source=ios&utm_medium=share

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