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Energy footprint of the city: Effects of urban land use and transportation policies

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  • Larson, William
  • Liu, Feng
  • Yezer, Anthony

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Urban land use and transportation policies have dramatic effects on the density and spatial distribution of residences in large cities. Effects of these policies have been analyzed using numerical urban simulation models. At the same time, the US Energy Information Administration’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey has allowed researchers to investigate the relation between household energy consumption and characteristics of housing units.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Urban Economics.

Volume (Year): 72 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 147-159

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Handle: RePEc:eee:juecon:v:72:y:2012:i:2:p:147-159

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Keywords: Urban simulation; Congestion; Commuting; Gasoline; Greenbelt;

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  1. Kristof Dascher, 2013. "Climate Change and Urban Contours: Why Countries with Denser City Centers Fight Climate Change Harder," ERSA conference papers ersa13p744, European Regional Science Association.
  2. Dascher, Kristof, 2013. "City Silhouette, World Climate," MPRA Paper 48375, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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