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Cars in Cities: Challenges and Alternatives

Everyone who values cities is disturbed by automobiles,” wrote Jane Jacobs, a famous urban thinker. Parking lots go hand-in-hand with automobiles, and bring their own host of issues, including cost, increased distances between activities, and disturbed landscapes. In this course you’ll learn how cities in the United States and around the world differ in terms of their dependence on cars for transportation, as well as learning how cities have fostered transit, walking and biking as alternatives to the single occupant vehicle.

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