Magazines and Publications

What we're reading here at World Carfree Network – a sampling of magazines and other publications in our library. We cannot guarantee that all of the publications below will still be in print.


Clean Slate
Address: Centre for Alternative Technology
Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1654 705959
Web: www.cat.org.uk
Language: English
Description: This "Practical Journal of Sustainable Living" is published by the Centre for Alternative Techology. Its focus is mostly on housing (solar cells, alternative heating, etc.) but also covers

La Décroissance
Address: 11, place Croix-Pâquet
69001 Lyon
Tel: +33 04 72 00 09 82
Web: ladecroissance.net, www.casseursdepub.org
Language: French
Description: Published bi-monthly by Casseurs de Pub, the French version of Adbusters.

Address: Frankenberggasee 11
1040 Wien
Web: www.argus.or.at
Language: German
Description: Magazine of the Austrian cylcing club Argus. Cycling topics in Vienna and Austria.

Earth Island Journal
Address: Earth Island Insitute
300 Broadway, Suite 28 San Francisco, CA 94133
Tel: +1 415-643-0161
Web: www.earthisland.org
Language: English
Description: The magazine of the Earth Island Institute, which was founded by David Brower (who was also the first Executive Director of the Sierra Club and founded Friends of the Earth). Covers a variety of environmental issues.

Ecocity Builder Bulletin
Address: PO Box 697
Oakland, CA 94604
Tel: +1 510-444-4508
Web: www.ecocitybuilders.org
Language: English
Description: Newsletter published Ecocity Builders. Ecocity Builders nurtures great visions for healthier cities for people and nature alike and provides practical tools for building them.

The Ecologist
Address: Unit 18, Chelsea Wharf
15 Lots Road, London, SW10 0QJ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7351 3578
Web: www.theecoogist.org
Language: English
Description: Not-for-profit magazine covers all areas of the environment.

Address: greenpepper
CIA office, Overtoom 301
1054 HW Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Web: squat.net/cia/gp
Language: English
Description: "Environmental and social justice magazine focused on direct action and alternative lifestyles." Occasionally covers issues such as roadblocks, etc.

Address: rue Victor Allard, 273
1180 Bruxelles
Tel: +32 (0)2 478 8379
Web: www.nomo.be
Language: French
Description: Small, zine-style publication promoting "a different kind of mobility politics" in defence of public transport, cyclists and pedestrians.

Der Rabe Ralf
Address: Prenzlauer Allee 230
10405 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 44 33 91
Web: www.grueneliga-berlin.de
Language: German
Description: Published since 1990 by Grüne Liga (Green League). Environmental and alternative news not only from Berlin.

Address: 9 rue Dumenge
69004 Lyon
Language: French
Description: "Ecologie, alernatives, non-violence." Includes articles by some of the people from Casseurs de Pub.

Sustainable Transport
Address: 115 W 30th Street, Suite 1205
New York, NY 10001
United States
Tel: +49 (0)30 44 33 91
Web: www.itdp.org
Language: English
Description: Published by ITDP (Institute for Transportation and Development Policy).

Transportation Alternatives
Publisher: Transportation Alternatives
Address: 115 W 30 Street, Ste 1207
New York, NY 10001-4010
Tel: +1 212-629-8080
Web: www.transalt.org
Language: English
Description: Magazine of New York alternative transportation coalition. Local New York issues regarding cycling, pedestrians, traffic calming, etc.

Address: Elisabethenstrasse 16, Postfach
8036 Zurich
Tel: +44 242 72 76
Web: www.umverkehr.ch
Language: German (website also French)
Description: "The magazine for sustainable transport." Covers transport issues in Switzerland.

Utne Reader
Address: 1624 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tel: +1 612-338-5040
Web: www.utne.com
Language: English
Description: The bi-monthly Utne Reader collects articles from other magazines, usually with social, environmental or alternative themes.

Books, pamphlets, etc.

Beyond Oil
Web: www.nonewoil.org
Language: English
Description: One-time 30-page publication of Friends of the Earth (www.foe.co.uk), Rising Tide (www.risingtide.org.uk) and Platform (www.carbonweb.org) about solutions for an oil-free future.

Cycling: The Way Ahead for Towns and Cities
Tel: 352 2929 42758
Web: www.publications.eu.int
Language: English
Description: Published by the European Commission, available as PDF.

Kids on the Move
Tel: 352 2929 42758
Web: www.publications.eu.int
Language: English
Description: Guide to changing mobility in your hometown to make it more child-friendly. Published by the European Commission, available as PDF.

Reclaiming City Streets for People: Chaos or Quality of Life?
Tel: 352 2929 42758
Web: www.publications.eu.int
Language: English
Description: Excellent information, statistics, and tips. Published by the European Commission, available as PDF.

Taking Steps: A Community Action Guide to People-Centred, Equitable and Sustainable Urban Transport
by A. Rahman, Paul Barter and TAmin Raad Address: The SUSTRAN Network
PO Box 11501
Kuala Lumpur 50748
Tel: +60 3 2274 2590
Web: www.malaysiakini.com/sustran
Language: English
Description: Published in February 2000 by SUSTRAN (Sustainable Transport Action Network) for Asia and the Pacific. An excellent guide with useful information, tips on public participation, and contact information.

Tools for Life: A Start-Up Guide for Youth Recycling & Bicycling Programs
Address: 115 W 30 Street, Ste 1207
New York, NY 10001-4010
Tel: +1 212-629-8080
Web: www.transalt.org
Language: English
Description: Published by New York's Transportation Alternatives in April 1996, this 70-page book is a how-to guide for anyone interested in combining social work with alternative transporation - it describes the ins and outs of recycling old bikes while at the same time providing mechanics lessons and life skills for disadvantages youth.

The True Costs of Transport
Address: UIC
Rue Jean Rey, 16
75015 Paris
Web: www.uic.asso.fr/html/environnement/cd_external
Description: A short booklet (includes CD) with facts and figures about the external costs of transport, published in October 2004 by the International Union of Railways and the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies.

UrbanSource (formerly Detour Publications)
Address: 850 Coxwell Avenue, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M4C 5R1
Tel: +1 416-338-5087
Web: www.urbansource.org
Language: English
Description: Non-profit mail order catalogue specializing in sustainable transportation books. Excellent source for many books and resources.

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