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Posted by moa

06 Jun 2012 — No Comments

Posted in News, Research

Dr. Steven Fleming, a professor at our school, has recently released a new book titled Cycle-Space.

Cycle-Space is an exciting new book about the way we can make our cities safer, healthier and more fun to live in. Steven explores how to do this by connecting cycling, architecture, design and urban planning. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Cycle-Space, please consider pre-ordering your copy via the Australian crowd-funding site Pozible. By sponsoring this book you are helping the efforts of Steven to create better cities for cyclists, and in that way, better cities for all!

Pre-order your copy HERE

Check out the Cycle-Space blog HERE

See below for a short video.

More about the book:

From New York to Singapore, from Copenhagen to Sydney, from Chicago to Amsterdam, and from São Paolo to Budapest, there is a groundswell of cyclists taking to the streets of major cities. Whether death-defying bike messengers, hipsters with a taste for cycle chic, or commuters simply cycling to work, cycling is viewed as more than just an alternative. It’s practical. It’s cool. It’s green.

In Cycle-Space, architecture professor and cycling nut Steven Fleming argues that understanding why people are choosing bikes, is key for discovering the full potential of the bicycle as a transformative force in the design of our cities.

Cycle-space is where architecture and urban design can begin to optimise conditions for cycling, and take inspiration from the aesthetics and ethics of cycling as well. It is where cities can begin reducing emissions, commute times, ill-health and sprawl. With portraits of major cities and their cycle secrets, Cycle-Space is the first book to view the city through the lens of the bicycle, and offer a new ways of designing better cities.

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