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Title Incomplete streets : processes, practices, and possibilities / edited by Stephen Zavestoski and Julian Agyeman
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 325 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series
Routledge, equity, justice, and the sustainable city series.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Complete Streets: what's missing?; Part I Processes; 2 Of love affairs and other stories; 3 Moving beyond Fordism: "Complete Streets" and the changing political economy of urban transportation; 4 Urban spatial mobility in the age of sustainability; 5 The unbearable weight of irresponsibility and the lightness of tumbleweeds: cumulative irresponsibility in neoliberal streetscapes; 6 The street as ecology; Part II Practices
13 The most Complete Street in the world: a dream deferred and co-opted14 The politics of sustainability: contested urban bikeway development in Portland, Oregon; 15 Incomplete streets, complete regions: in search of an equitable scale; 16 Towards an understanding of Complete Streets: equity, justice, and sustainability; Index
7 Curbing cruising: lowriding and the domestication of Denver's Northside8 Recruiting people like you: socioeconomic sustainability in Minneapolis's bicycle infrastructure; 9 "One day, the white people are going to want these houses again": understanding gentrification through the North Oakland farmers market; 10 Reversing Complete Streets disparities: Portland's Community Watershed Stewardship Program; Part III Possibilities; 11 Compl(eat)ing the streets: legalizing sidewalk food vending in Los Angeles; 12 Fixing the city in the context of neoliberalism:institutionalized DIY
Summary The 'Complete Streets'' concept and movement in urban planning and policy has been hailed by many as a revolution that aims to challenge the auto-normative paradigm by reversing the broader effects of an urban form shaped by the logic of keeping automobiles moving. By enabling safe access for all users, Complete Streets promise to make cities more walkable and livable and at the same time more sustainable. This book problematizes the Complete Streets concept by suggesting that streets should not be thought of as merely physical spaces, but as symbolic and social spaces. When important social and symbolic narratives are missing from the discourse and practice of Complete Streets, what actually results are incomplete streets. The volume questions whether the ways in which complete streets narratives, policies, plans and efforts are envisioned and implemented might be systematically reproducing many of the urban spatial and social inequalities and injustices that have characterized cities for the last century or more. From critiques of a "mobility bias" rooted in the neoliberal foundations of the Complete Streets concept, to concerns about resulting environmental gentrification, the chapters in Incomplete Streets variously call for planning processes that give voice to the historically marginalized and, more broadly, that approach streets as dynamic, fluid and public social spaces
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bicycle lanes -- Planning.
City planning -- Social aspects.
Streets -- Planning.
Urban transportation -- Planning -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Agyeman, Julian, editor
Zavestoski, Stephen, editor
ISBN 1315856530 (e-book)
1317930983 (electronic bk.)
9781315856537 (e-book)
9781317930983 (electronic bk.)