This book documents how key changes in land development patterns could help reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions. The authors make the case that one of the best ways to reduce vehicle travel is compact development: building places in which people can get from one place to another without driving.
Chapter by chapter, this book addresses the impacts of the following:
- emerging market and policy trends on urban development;
- vehicular travel on GHG emissions;
- urban development on vehicular travel;
- residential preferences on urban development and travel;
- highway building on urban development and travel;
- urban development on residential energy use;
- the combination of urban development, transit enhancements, and roadway
- pricing on vehicular travel; and, finally
- policy options to encourage compact development and reduce vehicular travel.