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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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  • Larson, William & Liu, Feng & Yezer, Anthony, 2012. "Energy footprint of the city: Effects of urban land use and transportation policies," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 72(2), pages 147-159.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:juecon:v:72:y:2012:i:2:p:147-159
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jue.2012.05.001
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    Keywords

    Urban simulation; Congestion; Commuting; Gasoline; Greenbelt;

    JEL classification:

    • Q40 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - General
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns

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