Improving Air Quality Through Land Use

Local land use choices can account for areduced number of vehicle miles traveled and help improve airquality.

This new guidance released by the Environmental Protection Agency Officeof Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) is designed for state and localplanners and government officials to help develop strategies to improveair quality as communities grow. Espousing "smart growth" concepts, theguidance shows how local land use choices, such as mixed-usedevelopment, infill projects, and urban redevelopment, can account for areduced number of vehicle miles traveled and thus help improve airquality.

Thanks to California 2000 Project

Full Story: Final Policy Guidance: Improving Air Quality Through Land Use Activities

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