The home page of the Carfree Institute
J.H. Crawford, author of Carfree Cities and Carfree Design Manual, is working to establish a bricks-and-mortar institute for the study of issues relating to carfree cities. It had long been thought that World Carfree Network would eventually establish such an institute, but this has not materialized.
Crawford therefore seeks to establish the institute in a suitable location somewhere in a carfree district. An exploratory trip to Bhaktapur, Nepal, is in progress as of October/November, 2013. Bhaktapur is a beautiful, fascinating, intact medieval city that is substantially carfree.
Most of the work would be conducted by paid interns from the local community who would be learning a wide range of useful skills, such as:
Progress updates will be posted here periodically. If you are interested in this project, please direct mail to J.H. Crawford at Carfree.com by typing this address in your mail program:
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