Residential planning, driver mobility and CO2 emission
2016 (English)Report (Refereed)
The literature on residences and citizens’ transports has focused on either reforming traffic managing in response to residential relocation or post-evaluation of urban planning policies or the evolution of the urban spatial form. In a city there are hotspots that attract the citizens and most of the transportation in the city arises as the citizens’ movement between their residence and the hotspots. Little scholarly attention has been devoted to the possibility to minimize citizens’ transportation in the city by the urban planning of residential areas. In this paper we propose a method to evaluate the environmental impact (in terms of CO2-emissions) of urban plans of residential areas. The method is illustrated in a Swedish case of a midsize city which is presently preoccupied with urban planning of new residential areas in response to substantial population growth due to immigration. The residential plans aims to increase the compactness and residential density in the current center and sub centers leads to less CO2 emissions compare to urban expansion to the edge of the city. The plans of concentrated apartment buildings are more effective in meeting residential needs and mitigating CO2 emissions than dispersed single-family houses.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 27 p.
Working papers in transport, tourism, information technology and microdata analysis, ISSN 1650-5581 ; 2016:05
Spatial distribution of citizens and destinations; Urban planning, GPS-tracking data
Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology
Research subject Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-22953OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-22953DiVA: diva2:956434