Smart Growth and Climate Change

Smart Growth and Climate Change

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'The consensus on global warming and its effects are now almost unanimous. Even those politicians with serious denial issues are converting. That said, the question becomes: How well does this book deal with urban sprawl and climate change? Professor Ruth is a master at organizing thought (and of creative thought... but an editor most needs the former). He has pulled together a very impressive list of experts from good institutions and organized their contributions to this subject in a meaningful, useful way. I think the coverage of the issue is both very competent and complete.' - Bruce Hannon, University of Illinois, Urbana, US This innovative volume systematically brings together two strands of applied research that, to date, have been carried out separately - 'smart growth' research and climate change adaptability research. By providing theory, models, and case studies from North America, Oceania and Europe, the book creates synergies between the two strands, reconciles differences, and provides insights for decision-makers at national and local levels.For example, from 1978 to 1990, new passenger car miles per gallon increased from 15.8 to 28.6, and new light truck ... maintenance and driving behavior ( Greene and Schafer 2003), and eliminating the need for transportation altogether , anbsp;...

Title:Smart Growth and Climate Change
Author: Matthias Ruth
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing -

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