Tuesday, September 08, 2009

NEW REPORT: Driving and the Built Environment

The Transportation Research Board, an arm of the National Research Council, has released a new report that, among other things, seeks to quantify the potential global warming pollution reduction benefits of smart growth.

The key finding is that increasing population and employment density in metropolitan areas could reduce vehicle travel, energy use, and CO2 emissions from less than 1 percent up to 11 percent by 2050 compared to a base case for household vehicle usage.

Download: Driving and the Built Environment: The Effects of Compact Development on Motorized Travel, Energy
Use, and CO2 Emissions

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