Emissions

In terms of land area, San Francisco’s a small city. Yet if current policies persist, the city will build 92,000 parking spots for residents by 2040, on just 49 square miles of land.
Feb 17, 2014   SF Streetsblog
Many jurisdictions have smart growth policies that encourage more compact, mixed, multi-modal development. Opinion
Jun 24, 2013   By Todd Litman
Hazel Borys compiles an extraordinary list of studies quantifying the role of livable, walkable places in building equity, city coffers, health, and social capital.
Sep 14, 2012   PlaceShakers
Note: This column was originally titled, "A Stupid Attack on Smart Growth," intended as a pun on 'smart' and 'stupid.' However, that sounds harsh so I retitled it. - T.L. Opinion
Jun 9, 2011   By Todd Litman
A new report from the Victoria Transport Policy Institute says that new evidence shows that smart growth policies can have a significant effect on vehicle miles traveled and thus reduce emissions.
May 31, 2011   New Urban Network
A new study estimates there are at least 500 million off-street parking spaces in the U.S. This represents 0.5% to 12% of estimated lifecycle energy consumption and greenhouse emissions, and 24% to 81% other air pollutants.
Dec 13, 2010   Knoxville News Sentinel
A new report suggests that making policies in Canada to avoid urban sprawl development will reduce pollution and boost the economy.
Oct 6, 2010   The Vancouver Sun
Stockholm's congestion charge is not only reducing traffic and greenhouse gas emissions, it's also increasing sales of alternative fuel vehicles.
Sep 30, 2009   The New York Times
The Environmental Protection Agency has reversed a decision by the Bush Administration that will allow California to create its own set of vehicle emissions standards.
Jul 1, 2009   Los Angeles Times
U.S. Energy Secretary Stephen Chu said at the Asia Society Washington, D.C. center awards dinner that "climate change is the greatest challenge facing science."
Jun 24, 2009   THE DIRT
The National Building Museum recently held a session on Sustainable Sites Initiative, which outlines voluntary guidelines for sustainable practices.
Jun 20, 2009   THE DIRT