Carfree Now and Again

(Debra Efroymson-Sri Lanka) For those of us who have had the privilege of learning about the potential for car-free cities, it quickly becomes obvious that our cities would be much better places without cars. If we didn’t spend so much money on personal vehicles and the infrastructure and fuel they require, we would have that much […]

Squaring the Triangle: a Pedestrianized Plaza in Los Angeles

Something is happening in Los Angeles, a city that embodies the cliché of car-bound congestion and suburban anomie. The megalopolis is wriggling out of the straitjacket of concrete avenues that, by condemning its residents to travel only in metal shells, wrapped them in loneliness and frustration. Almost suddenly–or so it feels–the city is snipping its […]