IF CARS COULD TALK examines urban environments, how they are born, change and die, and offers fresh approaches to unlocking our cities’ great potential. More than half of the world’s population lives in a city and that number stands to increase. Crafted with the tools gleaned during the author’s 40 years of working as an architect around the world, Fain’s message could not be more timely.
More than an urban fi x-it book, If Cars Could Talk presents a call to action to city builders everywhere that major issues threaten our cities and failure to confront them will diminish the quality of life. This collection of hard-hitting, focused essays advances the understanding of the importance of community participation, sustainability and the creation of rich urban neighborhoods. A must-read for city-lovers, professional and amateur alike.
Introduction by Robert Campbell