Martin Zimmerman writes from Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a frequent contributor to Urban Land on a range of smart growth, urban place-making and multi-modal transportation topics. His work has also appeared in the Washington Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, APA Planning, Urban Ecology, Landscape Architecture and Preservation magazines. He currently directs the Green Mobility Planning Studio USA.He can be reached at email@example.com.
Jeffrey Tumlin's book Sustainable Transportation Planning attempts to grasp in shorthand form the big picture—one that integrates motor vehicles with bicycling, transit, parking, car sharing, transit-oriented design of stations, and other considerations.
This remarkably perceptive book, written by Alan Ehrenhalt, a former executive editor of Governing magazine, not only validates a grand diagram that has been reshaping and rearranging metropolitan areas from downtowns to the exurbs, but it successfully delivers the reader to an unfolding real-life scenography.
Authored by the cohost of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep, this story is an account of his firsthand experience reporting on the daily tremors in modern-day Karachi.
Bike sharing in the United States may not yet be as popular as in Europe or China, but two-wheelers are making tracks in high-cost cities.
In his book Arrival City, Doug Saunders examines the receptor communities for those fleeing the crushing subsistence of a farm economy, places stereotyped as dead-end zones of entrapment and crime.