The End of Automobile Dependence

How Cities Are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning

  • Peter Newman
  • Jeffrey Kenworthy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Peter Newman, Jeffrey Kenworthy
    Pages 1-31
  3. Peter Newman, Jeffrey Kenworthy
    Pages 33-76
  4. Peter Newman, Jeffrey Kenworthy
    Pages 77-103
  5. Peter Newman, Jeffrey Kenworthy
    Pages 105-140
  6. Peter Newman, Jeffrey Kenworthy
    Pages 141-167
  7. Peter Newman, Jeffrey Kenworthy
    Pages 169-200
  8. Peter Newman, Jeffrey Kenworthy
    Pages 201-226
  9. Peter Newman, Jeffrey Kenworthy
    Pages 227-244
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 245-300

About this book


In this publication, Newman and Kenworthy look at how we can accelerate a planning approach to designing urban environments that can function reliably and conveniently on alternative modes. They consider a refined and more civilized automobile playing a very much reduced and manageable role in urban transportation. The authors examine the rise and fall of automobile dependence using updated data on 44 global cities to better understand how to facilitate and guide cities to the most productive and sustainable outcomes.
This is the final volume in a trilogy by Newman and Kenworthy on automobile dependence (Cities and Automobile Dependence in 1989 and Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence in 1999). Like all good trilogies this one shows the rise of an empire, in this case that of the automobile, the peak of its power, and the decline of that empire.


transportation automobile city development urbanism sustainability

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Newman
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Kenworthy
    • 2
  1. 1.Curtin University Sustainability InstituteFremantleAustralia
  2. 2.Curtin UniversityFrankfurt am MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Peter Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy 2015
  • Publisher Name Island Press, Washington, DC
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-59726-770-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61091-613-4
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