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After The Car

ISBN 9780745644219
REGISTERED: 11/18/17
UPDATED: 10/20/19
After The Car
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It is difficult to imagine a world without the car, and yet that is exactly what Dennis and Urry set out to do in this provocative new book

  • After The Car available on December 10 2015 from Indigo for 77.96
  • ISBN bar code 9780745644219 ξ2 registered December 10 2015
  • ISBN bar code 9780745644219 ξ1 registered September 21 2015
  • Product category is Book

  • # 978074564421

They argue that the days of the car are numbered: powerful forces around the world are undermining the car system and will usher in a new transport system sometime in the next few decades. Specifically, the book examines how several major processes are shaping the future of how we travel, including: • Global warming and its many global consequences • Peaking of oil supplies • Increased digitisation of many aspects of economic and social life • Massive global population increases The authors look at changes in technology, policy, economy and society, and make a convincing argument for a future where, by necessity, the present car system will be re-designed and re-engineered. Yet the book also suggests that there are some hugely bleak dilemmas facing the twenty first century. The authors lay out what they consider to be possible ‘post-car’ future scenarios. These they describe as ‘local sustainability’, ‘regional warlordism’ and ‘digital networks of control’. After The Car will be of great interest to planners, policy makers, social scientists, futurologists, those working in industry, as well as general readers. Some have described the 20th Century as the century of the car. Now that century has come to a close – and things are about to change.

    ^ (2009). After the Car (revised Oct 2015)
    ^ After The Car Indigo. (revised Dec 2015)

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