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  1. American Ground Transport
    A Proposal for Restructuring the Automobile, Bus and Rail Industries

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  2. Automotive Industries Association of Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  3. Banning Cars from Manhattan
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1961
    By banning private cars and reducing traffic, we can, in most areas, close off nearly nine out of ten cross-town streets and every second north-south avenue. These closed roads plus the space now used for off-street parking will give us a handsome fund of land for neighborhood relocation. At present over 35 percent of the area of Manhattan is occupied by roads.
  4. Bowling Alone
    The Collapse and Revival of American Community

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the contradictory, to give a complete look at trends of community involvement and how increased social capital can benefit everybody.
  5. Car Care Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  6. The Car of the Future Will Sell Your Data
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    As "smarter" vehicles provide storehouses of personal information, carmakers are building databases of consumer preferences that could be sold to outside vendors for marketing purposes, much like Google and Facebook.
  7. The City and Radical Social Change
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    A collection of essays dealing with the dynamics of the new forces for social change in our urban milieu, discussing how new ideas are contributing to an urban insurgency which could lead to a new city and a new concept of citizenship.
  8. Connexions Library: Community & Urban Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on community and urban issues.
  9. Connexions Library: Transportation Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on transportation.
  10. Dark Age Ahead
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    A dark age is a culture's dead end. Jacobs argues that our society is facing the coming of a dark age.
  11. The Design of Everyday Things
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    A book about the problems of design and how good design can overcome the frustrations of everyday things.
  12. Driverless Cars: Hype, Hubris and Distractions
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The driverless personal car is quickly emerging without a legal, ethical and priorities framework, when priorities should be placed on safer, more efficient and less polluting means of transport.
  13. The Earthscan Action Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
  14. Ecology as Politics
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
    Socialism is no better than capitalism if it makes use of the same tools. The total domination of nature inevitably entails a domination of people by the techniques of domination.
  15. EFF Wins Petition to Inspect and Modify Car Software
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Librarian of Congress has granted security researchers and others the right to inspect and modify the software in their cars and other vehicles, despite protests from vehicle manufacturers.
  16. The Green Car Guide
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    Analyses the likely developments emerging to deal with environmental issues, and how vehicle makers and motorists will have to react.
  17. Gute Argumente: Verkehr
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    Informiert anschaulich and sachlich über die Grundlagen des Verkehrssystems, über the Hintergründe der auto-orientierten Gesleeschaft und uber unweltschonende und wirtschaflich vorteilhafte Alternativen.
  18. How Cars Drive Inequality
    An Exclusive Form of Travel

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Studies show that in car oriented cities are poor are less likely to rise the socioeconomic ladder than in transit and pedestrian oriented cities.
  19. How Things Don't Work
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    Pananek and Hennessey focus on appliances, tooks, and devices that are at the nub of modern living. They show how some of our most cherished possessions, ranging from simple household fixtures to sophisticated electronics, don't work, and challenge us to rethink the uses of technology to demand and create products that are useful, built to human scale, safe, ecologically sound, and inexpensive.
  20. How to Get Along With Your Car
    Resource Type: Book
  21. How to Get More Miles per Gallon in the 1990s
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  22. How to Get More Miles Per Gallon in the 1990s
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  23. Just Another Car Factory?
    Lean Production and Its Discontents

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
  24. Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits
    Great Cities of North America Since 1600

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the time of Benjamin Franklin (1760), New York in the mid nineteenth-century (1860), Chicago at the beginning of the Progressivist Civic Movements (1910), Los Angeles during the immediate Post-war boom (1950) and Toronto at the beginning of its own ascendancy in the 1970's. (1975).
  25. The Life of the Automobile
    Resource Type: Book
  26. Made in America
    An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    A history of American English.
  27. Monopoly Capital
    An essay on American economic and social order

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    An analysis of American capitalism.
  28. Nature of Economies
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Jacobs argues that since human beings exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect, we should look to the processes of nature for vibrant and flexible models of economic planning.
  29. The Newsletter
    Periodical profile

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1974
    Newsletter published in 1973 and 1974 by the New Tendency, a loose collaboration of independent leftists primarily based in Toronto, Windsor, Winnipeg, and Kitchener-Waterloo. Articles dealt with workplace issues, labour unions, workers autonomy and related topics. A total of five-and-a-half issues were published. Copies of the newsletters are available in the Connexions Archive and online on the Connexions website.
  30. Ontario Distracted Driving Legislation
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Ontario distracted driving legislation comes into effect next Monday. The new law makes it illegal for drivers to talk, text, type, or dial using hand-held cell phones and other hand-held communication and entertainment devices.
  31. Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  32. Reclaiming Our Cities & Towns
    Better Living with Less Traffic

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Cars destroy the environment; people should embrace alternative modes of transportation like bycycling and walking to make urban areas safer and enviromentally sound.
  33. Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  34. The Suburban Nation
    The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    The choice is ours: either a society of homogeneous pieces, isolated from one another in often fortified enclaves, or a society of diverse and memorable neighbourhoods, organized into mutually supportive towns, cities and regions.
  35. Technics and Civilization
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1963
    A history of the machine and a critical study of its effects on civilization.
  36. Transport Policy and the Environment
    Six Case Studies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  37. The True Costs of Driving
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Cortright highlights the costs behind building and maintaining roads as well as what part of public taxes fund such an expensive venture.
  38. Understanding Media
    The Extensions of Man

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1964
    McLuhan says that the means by which people communicate determine their thoughts and actions.
  39. Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1962
    Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman is animated by a vision of a good society, a coherent community, a style, and quality, of life that is fully human, and humanizes.
  40. What's Wrong With Front Yard Parking?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    The negative effects of front yard parking are significant, and affect us all. The benefits are small, and go only to a few.
  41. Why a Future Ride in a Self-Driving Car Could Be a Trip to Advertising Hell
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    There's nothing marketers love more than a captive audience. And people don't get any more captive than when they're sitting in a car. That's a powerful motivation for companies developing automated cars, beyond the technical innovation that has made such a vision possible.
  42. World of Wheels magazine celebrates 25 years
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    World of Wheels magazine published by Formula Media Group celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, a remarkable feat in the highly competitive world of auto magazines on both sides of the border

Experts on Automobiles in the Sources Directory

  1. The Preservation Institute
  2. Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada

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