The End of the Automobile Dependence: How Cities are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning
Join TransitCenter for a discussion with renowned sustainability and transportation expert Peter Newman as he discuses his new book The End of the Automobile Dependence: How Cities are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning. Cities are reducing car use, reversing their sprawl, and becoming more aware of their need to reduce automobile dependence to enable their economies to work better. Peter Newman will trace these historic changes in different parts of the world, describing best practice examples that indicate how we need to proceed.
Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. He has written 19 books and over 300 papers on sustainable cities. His books include ‘People Cities: The Life and Legacy of Jan Gehl’ (2016), ‘The End of Automobile Dependence’ (2015), ‘Green Urbanism in Asia’ (2013), ‘Resilient Cities’ (2009) and ‘Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence’ which was launched in the White House in 1999. Peter was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia Charlottesville and taught at University of Pennsylvania in the 1990’s. He is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the IPCC on their next target of 1.5 degrees. In 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport. Peter has worked in local government as an elected councillor, in state government as an advisor to three Premiers and in the Australian Government on the Board of Infrastructure Australia.