Urban Growth and Climate Change

Posted: 16 Sep 2011

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Matthew E. Kahn

University of Southern California; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: October 2009


Between 1950 and 2030, the share of the world's population that lives in cities is predicted to grow from 30% to 60%. This urbanization has consequences for the likelihood of climate change and for the social costs that climate change will impose on the world's quality of life. This paper examines how urbanization affects greenhouse gas production, and it studies how urbanites in the developed and developing world will adapt to the challenges posed by climate change.

Suggested Citation

Kahn, Matthew E., Urban Growth and Climate Change (October 2009). Annual Review of Resource Economics, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 333-350, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1928365 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.resource.050708.144249

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