How cars conquered the American city (and how we can win it back) – Salon.com

Along with the architect Victor Dover, [John Massengale] is the author of a recent book, “Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns.” Part instruction manual, part history, part manifesto, the book argues that it is the street, more than anything, that shapes the city. In traveling to cities around the world and interviewing residents, pedestrians and businesspeople, Dover and Massengale found a remarkable degree of agreement about which streets are nice and which are not. “If there is so much consensus on what makes a good street,” they ask, “then why are we still building so many bad and ugly ones?”

via How cars conquered the American city (and how we can win it back) – Salon.com.

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