Compactness vs. Sprawl Revisited: Converging Views
AbstractThis paper examines the relative merits of compact cities or urban sprawl (suburban settlement patterns) as a spatial solution to environmental problems (such as climate control), automobile dependence, economic development, infrastructure costs and the quality of urban life.
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Date of creation: 2014
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compact cities; sprawl; vehicle miles traveled; carbon emissions; infrastructure costs; residential preferences; commuting times;
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- R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
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- NEP-ALL-2014-03-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENE-2014-03-08 (Energy Economics)
- NEP-ENV-2014-03-08 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-TRE-2014-03-08 (Transport Economics)
- NEP-URE-2014-03-08 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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