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Imagining a Post-Carbon Transportation System

A new exhibit presents a vision of a fossil-fuel-free mobility system in a city not designed around cars. As automobiles began taking over cities in the early 1900s, an exhibit at the 1939 New York World’s fair titled “Futurama”  gave visitors a glimpse of a city twenty years in the future where cars ruled the […]
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