Suburban and Inner City Families with Children and No Car

  • Mattias Höjer
  • Anders Gullberg
  • Ronny Pettersson


The demand for reduced energy consumption this book is based on is not compatible with increased car use in the cities. Rather all six images of the future reduce the daily, short-distance car travel per capita. This would require a clear trend break from the development in Stockholm over the latest century. On the other hand there are many people who live without a car today. This chapter is based in the thought that the experiences of these households can contribute to an understanding of how a city with less car use could function, as well as revealing those times when it is especially difficult to manage without a car.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mattias Höjer
    • 1
  • Anders Gullberg
    • 2
  • Ronny Pettersson
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Sustainable CommunicationsRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Committee for Stockholm ResearchStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Department of Economic HistoryStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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