The Compelling Why for Low-Car Cities w/ Melissa & Chris Bruntlett


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Show Notes:

Curbing Traffic - The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives published by Island Press is due to be released on June 29, 2021. We highly recommend everyone get a copy and Melissa and Chris have passed along the following information: The book is available for pre-order from Island Press (use promo code "BRUNTLETT" for 20% off) in North America, Marston Books (use promo code "ISCT" for 30% off) in the EU, and independent booksellers worldwide.

Melissa and Chris Bruntlett moved their family of four from Vancouver, BC to the city of Delft in The Netherlands a couple of years ago. They made this huge move, which presented its share of predictable challenges because they were looking for a higher quality of life, especially for their teenage children. This book was an effort to capture just how profound and impactful this new way of living was and is before its specialness wears off and drifts predictably into "just the way things are".

Additional Helpful Links:

The Happy City by Charles Montgomery

Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint For Urban Vitality Melissa and Chris Bruntlett’s first book

Going Dutch – An Interview with Chris in 2020 on the Active Towns Podcast

Kaid Benfield – Human Habitat

Shared Streets and WoonerfsHans Monderman and Ben Hamilton-Baillie

Show Credits:

Audio Production by Active Towns

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Creative Commons License: Attributions Non-Commercial No Derivatives 2021

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