Really Narrow Streets and Sustainable Cities

English: High Town, a narrow street

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Thinking Small: The Narrow Streets “Movement” (Old Urbanist, Mar. 29,2011)

Also discussed here: In praise of Really Narrow Streets (StreetsBlog, Jan. 4, 2012)

And here: Recipe for Florence (New World Economics, Jun. 17, 2007)

And here: (Narrow Streets Los Angeles, Dec. 3, 2011)

Today we look at  some articles about cities with really narrow streets, most of which were designed B.C. (before the car). These cities, mostly European, are widely praised for their attractiveness not only in their visual appeal, but also in terms of making much better use of space for homes and in terms of a cleaner and healthier environment. Can those in modern card-addicted cities learn and adapt?

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