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Paved paradise : how parking explains the world  Cover Image Book Book

Paved paradise : how parking explains the world / Henry Grabar.

Grabar, Henry, author. 

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  • ISBN: 9781984881137
  • Physical Description: xix, 346 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2023.
  • Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-329) and index.
  • Formatted Contents: Part 1: What a mess we made. Housing for cars and housing for people -- Fighting over parking spaces -- The travails of New York's top parking attendant -- Destroying the city in order to save it -- Paved paradise -- Part 2: Charging for something everyone expects to be free. How to use parking for money laundering, tax evasion, and theft -- A trip to the heart of the commercial parking industry -- When Wall Street bought Chicago's parking meters -- Part 3: How to fix the parking problem. The professor of parking starts a cult -- Parkitecture -- The shoupistas take city hall -- The Market: parking after minimums -- How Americans wound up living in a garage -- Planting gardens in the gutter -- The new world.
Subject: Automobile parking > United States.
Parking facilities > United States.
Parking lots > United States.
Metropolitan areas > Parking > Social aspects.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Community Library (Sunbury).


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