Compact Development and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Review of Recent Research

Center for Real Estate Quarterly Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, Winter 2011

6 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2011

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Eric Fruits

International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE); Portland State University; Economics International Corp.

Date Written: March 22, 2011

Abstract

Land use policies favoring compact development have been invoked as a way slow potential climate change. While the linkages between density and greenhouse gas emissions may seem obvious, available data indicate that the connections are weak, bordering on non-existent. Thus, it is clear that compact development is not a useful tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Keywords: climate change, greenhouse gas, emissions, compact development, residential development, density

JEL Classification: Q2, R31, R52, Q4

Suggested Citation

Fruits, Eric, Compact Development and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Review of Recent Research (March 22, 2011). Center for Real Estate Quarterly Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, Winter 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1792753

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