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About the Author
J. H. Crawford is software developer, designer, planning consultant, lecturer, and writer.He is aformer public transport ombudsman for the New Jersey Department of Transportation."
Top customer reviews
Crawford limits his conclusions to cities. For the countryside, he believes that cars will remain a necessity.
The "Carfree Design Manual" elaborates many points made in "Carfree Cities" and makes many proposals to design cities with a high quality of living: the way houses, blocks, neighbourhoods etc are conceived, the way we think of streets, squares, parks etc. Many stimulating ideas both for carfree hopefuls and for anyone else interested in a high quality neighbourhood.
Moreover, the books is beautiful: it contains many photo's (more than one par page) and many maps, drawings etc.
A shortcoming of the manual is that its ideas seem more ready to apply to a new neighbourhood than to help you transform an existing one.
Overall: very interesting but read "Carfree Cities" first.
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Crawford has created a framework that if adopted by cities in part or in its entirety would result in an arrangement of structures and artifacts that would not only be considerably more sustainable but beautiful. This book should be in the library of anyone interested in living in a better place.