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Paved Paradise

  • Author: Henry Grabar
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  • Format: audiobook
  • Start: 2023-01-26
  • Finish: 2023-02-10

Paved Paradise starts with a simple premise: every car trip starts and ends in a parking space. From there, the author discusses the history of automobile-driven design and how finding places to put all of those cars has driven the last century of design in the US. This book is fantastic and really highlights how utterly unhinged it is that there are so many parking spaces for every car in the US and most of them sit empty. It highlights the social and political forces that drive the parking-based design and steps people are taking to take back cities from cars. I’d highly recommend this book.