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REVIEWS

“The “Complete Streets” approach seems to be a feasible way to improve access, health, and economic activity. But are we really challenging inequality and inequity by designing and building “Complete Streets”? This edited volume is thought provoking, and a good way to start the conversation about this urgent question.”Lois M. Takahashi, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Incomplete Streets asks important questions about how equitable Complete Streets really are. While seemingly benign, authors in this well-edited collection, argue that this vision of street design ignores key street users from sidewalk venders to low-wage auto commuters. This is a timely critique that deserves attention.”–Ann Forsyth, Harvard University, USA

“Over the last 30 years our urban spaces have become increasingly neo-liberalised commodities and privatised public places. This timely collection reveals the contested space tensions and the successes that can be achieved in local streets. The Complete Streets movement will challenge attitudes of highways and engineering professionals, and those of urban planners too. We should refocus our attention to ‘people and places’ rather than ‘land users’ to become truly equitable and sustainable; afterall it is people that make places.” –Mark Tewdwr-Jones, Newcastle University, UK

“This important book takes a hard look at the emerging movement for livability and asks the essential question: For whom? The authors’ unflinching, good humoured perspectives are essential reading for anyone who cares about the shape of our cities.” –Elly Blue, Bikenomics Industrial Complex.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Complete Streets. What’s Missing? Stephen Zavestoski and Julian Agyeman
  2. Of Love Affairs and Other Stories Peter Norton
  3. Moving Beyond Fordism: “Complete Streets” and the Changing Political Economy of Urban Transportation Aaron Golub
  4. Urban Spatial Mobility in the Age of Sustainability Themis Chronopoulos
  5. The Unbearable Weight of Irresponsibility and the Lightness of Tumbleweeds: Cumulative Irresponsibility in Neoliberal Streetscapes Do J. Lee
  6. The Street as Ecology Vikas Mehta
  7. Curbing Cruising: Lowriding and the Domestication of Denver’s Northside Sig Langegger
  8. Recruiting People Like You: Socioeconomic Sustainability in Minneapolis’s Bicycle Infrastructure Melody Hoffmann
  9. “One day, the white people are going to want these houses again”: Understanding Gentrification through the North Oakland Farmers Market Josh Cadji and Alison Hope Alkon
  10. Reversing Complete Streets Disparities: Portland’s Community Watershed Stewardship Program Erin Goodling and Cameron Herrington
  11. Compl(eat)ing the Streets: Legalizing Sidewalk Food Vending in Los Angeles Mark Vallianatos
  12. Fixing the City in the Context of Neoliberalism: Institutionalized DIY Lusi Morhayim
  13. The Most Complete Street in the World: A Dream Deferred and Co-Opted Anna Livia Brand
  14. The Politics of Sustainability: Contested Urban Bikeway Development in Portland, Oregon Thaddeus R. Miller and Amy Lubitow
  15. Incomplete Streets, Complete Regions: In Search of an Equitable Scale Karen Chapple
  16. Towards an Understanding of Complete Streets: Equity, Justice and Sustainability Stephen Zavestoski and Julian Agyeman

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