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Carfree Cities - the web site that goes with the book. Carfree Cities proposes a delightful solution to the vexing problem of urban automobiles.

Author J.H. Crawford's home page, with links to carfree cities, energy, and peace initiatives.

Intbau international network for traditional building arts and urbanism.

The Victoria Transport Policy Instiute is an independent research organization developing innovative strategies for efficient and equitable transportation. Dozens of reports are available on full cost accounting, transportation demand management, pavement reduction, transit, bicycling, walking, and traffic calming. Their Online TDM Encyclopedia offers a comprehensive resource for transportation demand management planning and analysis.

The Living Room , edited by Richard Risemberg, is a place to examine the history, the technology, and the sensations of social living, the state of community today, and the practices that can make life both richer and more practical for all of us, today, tomorrow, and beyond. Includes The Bike People, the Suburbia Project, and a Sustainability section. All highly recommended.

Free Public Transit Everyone benefits - Everyone pays If public transit were free, more people would use it.

A Prosperous Way Down considers our options in an energy-limited future

The New Colonist explores environmental and lifestyle issues for dedicated city lovers, urban activists, and refugees from sprawl development. Includes feature articles, essays, interactive surveys, and city guides, written with an emphasis on community life and sustainability.

World Carfree Network , the hub of the global carfree movement.

The Center for Urban Transportation Research at the Florida Center for Community Design and Research has a variety of useful links on transportation, land use, and sustainability issues.

The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment is an educational charity established by The Prince of Wales to teach and demonstrate in practice those principles of traditional urban design and architecture which put people and the communities of which they are part at the centre of the design process.

UrbEd (Urban and Economic Development Group) is a leading independent research and consultancy firm specialising in the fields of urban regeneration, local economic development, sustainability and urban design.

James Howard Kunstler has a site about his writing and speaking, mainly on the New Urbanism.

International Making Cities Livable seeks to strengthen community by creating viable public places for social life in our cities will reduce anonymity, and increase grassroots democracy by returning to compact, mixed use cities based on walking, cycling, and public transport.

Detour Publications is a non-profit, on-line bookstore offering many titles on sustainable passenger and freight transport, urban planning, "smart growth," and climate change.

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land.

Alternatives Journal offers environmental thought, policy, and action embracing current events and timeless issues.

Katarxis On Contemporary Traditional Architecture and Urbanism, a new webzine dedicated exclusively to classical and traditional architecture and urbanism.

The Coalition for Alternative Transportation works to improve mobility.

Car-Free Development by Lloyd Wright, from GTZ

EcoPlan International is an independent consulting and advisory group working with business and governments on projects, plans, and problems which are marked by rapid technological or environmental change. Founded in 1967, the work of the group is interdisciplinary and international. Assignments are more oriented to decision support than research per se. Also includes The Commons, a collaborative international undertaking created in 1994 by Eric Britton and his colleagues at EcoPlan.

Worldwatch Institute is a nonprofit public policy research organization dedicated to informing policymakers and the public about emerging global problems and trends and the complex links between the world economy and its environmental support systems.

Christopher Alexander's site on A Pattern Language. Alexander at his usual brilliant self.

Urban Data supports the circulation of technical and cultural scientific information; the publication of electronic data products; training, co-operation and exchanges between the members; the development of projects and actions through relationships with national, European, and international institutions.

The David Suzuki Foundation is one of Canada's leading environmental organizations and pays particular attention to global warming and climate change issues.

Car-Free Housing in European Cities A Survey of Sustainable Residential Development Projects, by Jan Scheurer

Terrain: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments is a quarterly online journal without definite boundaries, searching for that interface - the integration - among the built and natural environments, that might be called the soul of place.

SUN (Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods) is a program lead by Dr. John Gilderbloom to help revitalize inner city neighborhoods. SUN offers numerous web links related to sustainable development. The site includes a model web site of the type needed by every dead inner city neighborhood to spark the revitalization.

MassBike is the leading bicycle advocacy group in Massachussetts.

How to Build a Village by Claude Lewenz

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center image library.

"Urban Ecology, Innovations in Housing Policy and the Future of Cities: Towards Sustainability in Neighbourhood Communities." Jan Scheurer's PhD Thesis.

"Expansion Induces Traffic" , a page at the Sierra Club about induced traffic.

Costs of Sprawl report from the Sierra Club.

Principles of Urban Structure by Nios A. Salingaros. This on-line book addresses the needs of professional urbanists who wish to understand how and why cities are successful or not, depending on their form, components, and substructure.

A Theory of Architecture by Nikos A. Salingaros. An online book that combines some ideas on the basis for architectural design.

Light Rail Atlas - Holland's Light Rail-pages for a world audience.

Arcosanti: is an urban laboratory in Arizona and a prototype Arcology (architecture for ecology) founded by Paolo Soleri in 1970. Workshoppers and apprentices learn by doing, while constructing Arcosanti.

Ivan Illich: Energy and Equity full text on line.

The Preservation Institute includes links to transportation and development politics on the Web. Listed are groups working to limit the automobile, stop urban sprawl, and build ecologically sound cities.

Walk to School in the UK

Surface Transportation Policy Project ("Transact") works to promote a "diversified transportation system." They also publish the Mean Streets report annually.

National Council for Science and the Environment The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) has been working since 1990 to improve the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking. NCSE is supported by nearly 500 academic, scientific, environmental, and business organizations.

Earth Policy Institute is dedicated to providing a vision of what an environmentally sustainable economy. advocates meaningful climate protection

"Sprawl: The Growing Pains of Suburban America" at

Living Streets covers all aspects of pedestrian welfare

"Skeletons in the closet of the Suburban Frontier" Kris Price in Terrain, Issue #4

Planning Commissioners Journal is a resource for planning in the North American context. They also publish a useful journal.

Freesources from World Carfree Network

"Methadone for Road Hogs" Richard Risemberg in the New Colonist on Zero Emission Vehilces... and why they don't help.

Walkable Communities, Inc. is a non-profit corporation organized to help communities of whatever size to become more walkable and pedestrian friendly.

Urban and Rural Sociology at the Socio Site in Amsterdam.

A Century of Suffering : The 100th Anniversary of the first person killed by automobile in North America.

Citystreets: see what pedestrian advocates are doing in New York, at this innovative and original pedestrian-oriented transportation website.

Transportation Alternatives is a member-supported New York City-area citizens' group working for better bicycling, walking and public transit, and fewer cars.

International Bike Fund promotes sustainable transport and international understanding

Chainguard - bicycle advocacy on line.

he New Mobility Agenda from Ecoplan

Walk21 exists to champion the development of healthy sustainable and efficient communities where people choose to walk

Center for Green Space Design providing training and assistance for those planning green space.

The Waterfront Center contends that waterfronts are unique. The vital characteristic that separates waterfronts from other areas in a community is the relationship to water.

Research & Degrowth is an academic association dedicated to research, training, awareness raising and events organization around degrowth.

Eddyburg is the site of Edoardo Salzano, former mayor of Venice. In Italian, with many links.

National Charrette Institute is a nonprofit educational institution that helps communities achieve healthy transformation using the charrette process.

The Center for a New American Dream Helping individuals and institutions change the way they consume to seeks to protect the environment and enhance quality of life for all.

Velo Mondial is a global bike site that includes the Amsterdam Declaration on the rights of cyclists.

Urban Ecology Australia is a non profit community group which advocates the building of ecological cities.

Central London Partnership is a public and private sector partnership which takes action to make central London a better place to live, work, invest, and visit.

Auto-Free Orange County is an Orange County, California volunteer organization helping people develop less car-dependent lifestyles and more pedestrian-friendly communities.

The Allderblob is an international movement for a moratorium on car advertising

Streetcar Philadelphia is an informal photo essay showing Philadelphia's streetcar system twenty years ago, and today.

Car Free Month in the San Francisco Bay Area, possibly expanding to other regions.

Pew Center for Civic Journalism is an incubator for civic journalism that works to re-engage people in public life.

The Progress Report is an interesting collection of ideas on a wide range of topics, including urban issues.

Public Spaces How They Humanize Cities [PDF]

Ideas by Creativity Pool is a free pool of global innovation and future inventions. People can search the database for creative inspiration, or donate new ideas and be rewarded.

Findhorn is an alternative community working in support of sustainability.

Northwest Environment Watch s a non-profit organization that aims to foster a sustainable economy and way of life in the Pacific Northwest.

Kevin Karplus maintains a large list of useful transportation, bicycle, and urban planning links.

Martin van den Berg is also interested in the design of cities.

Greenways Travel Club in the Czech Republic

Green and smart is the idea that public transport and walking are viable and sustainable modes of transport, and the lack of information is a significant impediment.

National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education and the Environmental Finance Center

Center for Balanced Development is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing resources, providing services, and building networks that foster global balance in society by promoting unity, in individuals by bringing out human potential, in ecology by preserving our natural resources, and in economy by incorporating relations in development.

Rainforest Portal Search, Inform, Debate, Act

The Carfree Database contains data of the carfree communting behavior and car ownership rates for all communities in the United States

College Town Issues Issues related to student and year-round residents living and working together in college towns across the USA, especially in older, walkable neighborhoods.

Map21 Ltd provides greenspace planning, research and community initiatives. Offers information for students and professionals plus COST C11 EU research project on Urban Greenspace.

Understanding and measuring bicycling behavior  

Information for Action is a volunteer project to make environmental information more widely available.

Projects International is working to integrate Education for Sustainability into English language classrooms around the world.

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