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How to Change the Paradigm

Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford, whose life spanned the twentieth century, was a renowned writer, philosopher and urban planner.

In 1958, he wrote an essay, entitled The Highway and the City. It appears in each of the four books pictured above, and is even more relevant today—sixty-one years later—than when he wrote it. In fact, this essay could well be considered as the primary guiding document for our Campaign for Sustainable Transportation.

On the third page of his essay appears this sentence:

“The fatal mistake we have been making is to sacrifice every other form of transportation to the private motorcar—and to offer, as the only long-distance alternative, the airplane.”

To read the entire nine-page essay (which we highly encourage), click on this link.