The Influence of Urban Form on GHG Emissions in the U.S. Household Sector

  title={The Influence of Urban Form on GHG Emissions in the U.S. Household Sector},
  author={Sungwon Lee and Bumsoo Lee},
  journal={Planning for Climate Change},

Figures and Tables from this paper

Urban carbon footprints: a consumption-based approach for Swiss households

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories form the basis of evidence-based climate change planning across the local, regional, national, and international levels. In this letter, we present a

The role of urban spatial structure in reducing VMT and GHG emissions

The aim of this study is to uncover the role of urban spatial structure in greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and to understand how sustainable urban form can better reduce climate change. Until now, a

Cities and Energy Consumption: Strategies for an Energy Saving Planning

A growing body of international researchers has been studying the complex relationship between cities and energy consumption so to support local policy makers’ decisions and foster the transition

Cities and Global Sustainability: Insights from emission and ecological efficiency

In the wake of 21st century, humanity witnessed a phenomenal raise of urban agglomerations as powerhouses for innovation and socioeconomic growth. Driving much of national (and in few instances even



The Greenness of Cities: Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Urban Development

Carbon dioxide emissions may create significant social harm because of global warming, yet American urban development tends to be in low density areas with very hot summers. In this paper, we attempt

Energy-efficient urban form.

  • J. Marshall
  • History
    Environmental science & technology
  • 2008
Although much attention on mitigating climate change has focused on alternative fuels, vehicles, and electricity generation, better urban design represents an important yet undervalued opportunity that can reduce long-term carbon emissions.

The Impact of the Phoenix Urban Heat Island on Residential Water Use

Abstract One goal of the smart growth movement is a more compact urban form, intended to reduce energy use and the cost of moving materials, products, and people. The benefits of compactness are

Public Transportation’s Role in Responding to Climate Change

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) collects and analyzes data from across the country on public transportation fuel use, vehicles deployed, rides taken, and other key metrics. These data, taken

Three Challenges for the Compact City as a Sustainable Urban Form: Household Consumption of Energy and Transport in Eight Residential Areas in the Greater Oslo Region

The results of a recent survey conducted in eight residential areas in the Greater Oslo Region support the hypothesis that there is a connection between land use characteristics and household

Spatial relationships of sector‐specific fossil fuel CO2 emissions in the United States

Quantification of the spatial distribution of sector‐specific fossil fuel CO2 emissions provides strategic information to public and private decision makers on climate change mitigation options and

Transport and climate change: a review

Effects of Built Environments on Vehicle Miles Traveled: Evidence from 370 US Urbanized Areas

Concerns over rising fuel prices and greenhouse-gas emissions have prompted research into the influences of built environments on travel, notably vehicle miles traveled (VMT). On the basis of data