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The Car in 2035


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Kati Rubinyi is project director of the Car Future Group and the founder of the non-profit Civic Projects Foundation. Civic Projects initiates and develops creative public benefit projects, experimenting with new approaches that combine planning and design. Rubinyi did innovative work for The Planning Center, a consulting firm in Orange County, California, and previously was an instructor in architectural history and design studio. This followed years with architecture firms, working mostly on institutional buildings. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Rubinyi has a B.A. in philosophy and a B.Arch. degree in professional architecture. She received architectural registration in 1998 before moving to Southern California to pursue an M.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design's graduate fine art program.


"This interesting, varied, and thought-provoking book focuses on transportation in southern California. With 27 contributors to the volume, it is clear that readers will experience more than one point of view and writing style. The book is divided into 3 sections, "The Car," "The Street," and "Policy." But each of these simply titled sections holds a wonderful range of essays and graphics." --C. J. Myers, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Choice
The approach the authors of The Car in 2035, Mobility Planning for the Near Future propose: pragmatically retaining and enhancing the best of existing infrastructure while concurrently integrating and utilizing developing technologies in order to provide better mobility for the entire populace. Each chapter of The Car in 2035 is written by an expert in the subject being discussed. Those contributors are from a variety of disciplines and perform a variety of functions ranging from professional transportation planners to analysts, educators, architects, designers, and engineers. The book is divided into three main sections. One focuses mainly on the mode of transportation, as in The Car. The next concentrates on the area where travel or commuting takes place, The Street. And the last one takes a look at governance and Policy. Despite being based in scholarship and dealing with a serious topic, the writing is neither dull nor stuffy. Refreshing too is that many of the major points advocated are presented as point and counterpoint so the reader may consider the pros and cons. One premise needing no point/counterpoint is reasserted numerous times by multiple contributors. It will resonate with and be especially appreciated by Society of Automotive Historians members: the past must inform the present and the future. --Helen V Hutchings, SAH Journal May / June 2013
THE CAR IN 2035 is a good title and I was anxious to learn about a future in which the car s role as a shaping force in American life is diminished. But this book, edited by Kati Rubinyi and published by the Civic Projects Foundation, Los Angeles, is not going to take the reader down the road to a post-carbon world. Rather it is a practical and multifaceted view of the future of mobility, grounded in the precepts of Southern California. --Chip Lord, Architect's Newspaper

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