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Livable Streets 2.0 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128160282, 9780128160299

Livable Streets 2.0

1st Edition

Author: Bruce Appleyard
eBook ISBN: 9780128160299
Paperback ISBN: 9780128160282
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 30th October 2020
Page Count: 609
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Livable Streets 2.0 offers a thorough examination of the struggle between automobiles, residents, pedestrians and other users of streets, along with evidence-based, practical strategies for redesigning city street networks that support urban livability. In 1981, when Donald Appleyard’s Livable Streets was published, it was globally recognized as a groundbreaking work, one of the most influential urban design books of its time. Unfortunately, he was killed a year later by a speeding drunk driver. This latest update, Livable Streets 2.0, revisited by his son Bruce, updates on the topic with the latest research, new case studies and best practices for creating more livable streets.

It is essential reading for those who influence future directions in city and transportation planning.

Key Features

  • Incorporates the most current empirical research on urban transportation and land use practices that support the need for more livable communities
  • Includes recent case studies from around the world on successful projects, campaigns, programs, and other efforts
  • Contains new coverage of vulnerable populations


Advanced researchers and students in Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Urban Design, and Public Health. Transportation planners, transportation engineers, transportation designers, urban planners, public health practitioners. Transportation and Urban government officials

Table of Contents

Part I - Street Conflict: Living With Traffic

1. Three Streets in San Francisco

Donald & Bruce Appleyard

2. The Ecology of the Street

Donald & Bruce Appleyard

3. Street Images, Values, and Problems

Donald & Bruce Appleyard

4. Intrusion, Disruption, and Problems

Donald & Bruce Appleyard

5. Traffic, Streets, Improvements, and Income Levels -- A Summary

Donald & Bruce Appleyard

6. The Vulnerable Groups

Donald & Bruce Appleyard

7. The Meaning of Livable and Complete Streets to Schoolchildren

Bruce Appleyard

8. The Human Scale Relationships of Traffic, Street Livability, Health, & Equity:  A Review of Determinants and Barriers to Physical, Mental, and Social Health

Bruce Appleyard, 

9. Cars, conflict and community severance

Laura Vaughan, Paulo R. Anciaes, Jennifer S. Mindell

Part II - Street Power And Politics

10. Introduction to History

Bruce & Donald Appleyard

11. Original, Pre 1980 History

  Bruce & Donald Appleyard  

12. Contemporary History

Bruce Appleyard

13. Early Street Battles of Britain

Donald & Bruce Appleyard  

14. Early Street Battles of the SF Bay Area

Donald & Bruce Appleyard  

15.  Street Fights for Livability, Health, and Humanity: Power and Politics

Donald & Bruce Appleyard  

16. The Power and Politics of the Street

  Bruce & Donald Appleyard  

Part III -The Promise Of Our Streets: Principles, Processes, Prescriptions And The "Art" Of Street Re-Envisioning And Redesign

17. Toward an Ethical Livability for Street Empathy, Equity & Justice

Bruce Appleyard

18. A Charter for Humane & Equitable Streets: A Statement of Principles, Strategies, Goals, Objectives, and Tactics to Realize the Promise of the Ideal Street

    Bruce & Donald Appleyard with David Lenson and William Riggs 


Bruce Appleyard

20. Tools, Rules, and Techniques

Bruce Appleyard

21. Realizing the promise of our streets:  The Generation, Articulation and Communication of Alternatives

Bruce Appleyard

Part IV: The Challenge And  Future For Of Our Streets

22. Streets Can Kill Cities: Third World Beware

Donald & Bruce Appleyard  


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About the Author

Bruce Appleyard

Bruce Appleyard, PhD is an Associate Professor of City Planning and Urban Design at San Diego State University (SDSU) and the Assistant Director of Active Transportation Research (ATR) where he helps people make more informed decisions about how we live, work, play, and thrive. He specializes in pedestrian and bicycle planning and design and is an expert at working with people so they can celebrate the humanity of their streets and communities together. Dr. Appleyard has authored dozens of publications including the nationally lauded Handbook for Building Livable Transit Corridors (National Academies Press, 2016) and The Transportation/Land Use Connection (American Planning Association, 2007).In 2006, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation named Bruce as one of their Top Ten “Active Living Heroes” for his work helping communities, alongside other notable figures including Barack Obama. He is passionate about helping people create joyful and enriching communities that reflect their spirit and identity, are economically vibrant, and yield environmental and health benefits for all. Dr. Appleyard holds a Doctorate (as well as a Masters and Bachelors) from the University of California, Berkeley. Affiliations and Expertise

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of City Planning and Urban Design and Assistant Director of Active Transportation Research at San Diego State University, USA. Dr. Appleyard works with a variety of groups including local and regional governments, transportation agencies, nonprofits, and corporate clients to address the needs of cities and regions large and small, and to create more livable and complete streets and communities that work for everyone (including drivers). Specific activities include: • Complete Streets Safety Audits (for pedestrians, cyclists, e-scooterist, and traffic calming). • Conducting “Walkabouts” with the public, professionals, and politicians • Expert witness testimony • Developing bicycle and pedestrian plans and designs

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